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The Harmonious Brass Choir
June 25 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMFREE
The Fine Arts Connection of Thomaston presents THE HARMONIOUS BRASS CHOIR in concert as part of its FREE Thomaston Summer Concert Series 2018.
The Harmonious Brass Choir is a community music ensemble that has entered its second quarter-century of music making. Coming from all walks of life, the members are brought together by a love of playing music of all styles and creating the unique and thrilling sounds that only a choir of brass instruments can produce.
The Harmonious Brass Choir was founded and organized by David Wheeler, a retired music educator from the Torrington Public Schools. Convinced that there was an interest in playing some of the great literature that had been written or arranged for brass instruments, Mr. Wheeler assembled a list of brass musicians from the greater Torrington / Winsted / Farmington Valley area. He was assisted in this effort by music teacher colleagues Frank Shea, of Northwest Regional School #7, and Willard Minton, of the Gilbert School. When contacted, the response from this original list of musicians was overwhelmingly positive, and the Harmonious Brass Choir had its first rehearsal in the Band Room of The Gilbert School in January 1989. Its first concert was presented at The Second Congregational Church of Winsted in June, 1989. Since that time, the choir has presented more than 70 concerts for churches, synagogues, civic, school and community organizations. The ensemble has appeared in Avon, Bristol, Canaan, East Granby, East Hartland, Falls Village, Glastonbury, Norfolk, Plainville, Riverton, Simsbury, Springfield, MA, Suffield, Thomaston, Tolland, Torrington, Waterbury, and Winsted.
Boasting a large library of original and transcribed music for brass, The Harmonious Brass Choir can play music of all styles and from all periods of history. Several members of the choir have written or arranged works for the ensemble, and new music is always being sought.
In case of rain or other inclement weather, this performance will be held at:
Thomaston High School Auditorium
185 Branch Road (Rte. 109)
Thomaston, CT 06787
For more information please call Carol@ 860-484-4976