It began in 1991 with John Sheppard asking Jim Wetherald if he'd be up for doing a Brass and Organ Christmas Concert. "Will anyone come? Wasn't December busy enough?" Twenty years later it is an Advent MUST DO for a whole lot of people. December is still too busy, but the promises of a music-filled breath amidst the rush has won out. It is an opportunity to be enveloped by the rich melodies and harmonics of the season; to have the transforming truth of "love came down at Christmas" fill your soul.
The collaboration between First Presbyterian and the New York Symphonic Brass has been a joy-filled, profoundly satisfying one. It's a mutual love fest actually and you can hear it in the music. It is not only played exceedingly well, it is played with love and respect.
Don't miss this event!
In 2013 the date is: Sunday, December 15th.
The time: 7:30 p.m.
The place: the Sanctuary.
Admission is free. No tickets necessary.
An offering (suggested donation - $20 per person) will be received.
For a sneak preview, use the player below to hear a selection from the CD recorded by the New York Symphonic Brass and Jim Wetherald - "Fish Church Noel."