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January 3, 2014

Madison brass to present music of Holst, others at Episcopal Church

Second Sunday concert is Jan. 12 at Episcopal Church

RICHMOND —

The Second Sunday concert 2 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Episcopal Church of Our Saviour will feature the Madison Brass performing some all-time favorite melodies arranged for brass.

The concert will include some of the ensemble’s favorite melodies, said Patrick Tuck, the group’s founder and director.

“Gustav Holst’s “Second Suite in F,” one of the selections, is an inspired arrangement of some of the most familiar melodies in European art music,” Tuck said.

Madison Brass horn player and EKU music major Andrew Sehmann and others also will perform favorite solo works for their instruments.

Other group members include EKU music graduate David Deaton on tuba, Berea music educator Evan Smith on trombone and Harlan music educator Mike Shepherd on trumpet.

Tuck earned his doctorate in music at Louisiana State University. He recently accepted a director position with the United Way of the Bluegrass after a career as a collegiate music educator.

He has performed at several Kentucky Music Educators Association conferences since moving to the Bluegrass state in 2007. He appears on the EMI Virgin Classics recording “Healey Willan: Tenebrae Responsories.”

Tuck spent several years as Sunday High Mass trumpeter at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette, La., where he also served as the choir bass section leader. He has performed for the Prince and Princess of Wales and has appeared on CBC’s “News World” and “Adrienne Clarkson Presents.”

The Jan. 12 concert is free, but a $5 dollar suggested donation will benefit the performers and typhoon relief efforts in the Philippines.

Concert guests are encouraged to come early and enjoy a 12:30 p.m. potluck lunch. Childcare is provided.

Miles Ahead Music in Richmond is serving as promotional sponsor for the event.

The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Madison County, is located at 2323 Lexington Road, Richmond, not far from White Hall Elementary School. For directions or for more information, email arts@oursaviourky.org.

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