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Brass Ensembles Concert

  • Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
  • Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Location: Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

Luther College's Brass Ensembles will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther campus.

The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission.

The concert includes performances by Luther's Mass Brass Ensemble, Trumpet Ensemble, Horn Choir, Trombone Choir and Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble.

The music performed features both modern and classical styles, as well as arrangements and original compositions for brass.

The Trumpet Ensemble is conducted by John Cord, Luther assistant professor of music. Cord has appeared with more than 30 professional symphony orchestras over the course of his diverse performance career.

The Horn Choir is conducted by Rebecca Boehm Shaffer, adjunct professor of music. Shaffer has performed as a soloist and with numerous musicals acts and ensembles across the country, including Tony Bennett, Ray Charles and Metallica.

The Trombone Choir and Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble are conducted by Michael Smith, associate professor of music, and Benjamin Yates, adjunct faculty in music.

Smith has served as the principal trombonist with the University of Illinois Wind Symphony, touring Great Britain with the ensemble. He has performed with symphonies and orchestras from Texas to the Midwest and is currently the bass trombonist with Minnesota's Rochester Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to coaching a variety of chamber ensembles and performing with the Luther College Brass Quintet, Yates teaches private trombone, euphonium and tuba lessons at Luther. He has performed with Minnesota's Rochester Symphony Orchestra and substitutes with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra.


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Listen to a recording of the Luther Brass Choir.


Questions? Contact John Cord, 563-387-1201