On Sunday, Dec. 15 at 3 p.m., the Church of the Redeemer, located at 201 S. Wilbur Ave. in Sayre, Pa. will present “Christmas Brass” by the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes (OSFL) Brass Quintet. Members include Jeff Stempien and Scott Kelley, trumpets; Rebecca Dodson-Webster, horn; Craig Harrigan, trombone; and Nathan Rinnert, tuba.
Come prepared to enjoy an afternoon of seasonal music in a wide variety of styles ranging from 16th century dances to modern carols. The program will include well-known favorites such as “For Unto Us a Child is Born” from Messiah and “Overture” and “Russian Dance” from Nutcracker as well as a generous selection of familiar carols, including “Silent Night,” “Away in a Manger,” and of course “Jingle Bells.”
In addition, Charlotte Cook, organizer of the recital series, will join with the brass on organ for two numbers, an arrangement for solo horn of the beautifully expressive Bach chorale “Nun Komm’ der Heiden Heiland,” and in a completely contrasting mood, the whimsical “Irish Christmas Festival” – an Irish jig based on the popular folk song of the same title.
The concert takes place on Dec. 15 at the Church of the Redeemer in Sayre, Pa. It is free and open to the public.
A brief concert of Christmas carols will be played on the church’s carillon just prior to the start of the recital.