Christmas concert is Tuesday, Dec. 17

The Evergreen Center & Batavia Village present an evening of Christmas Music
In Vista Winds and The Mount Auburn Brass Fellowship performing
Tuesday, December 17, 7:30 p.m.
Armory Town Hall
65 North 2nd Street, Batavia, Ohio

Part I:

The In Vista Winds quintet will perform a set of Christmas tunes to take the audience on “A Journey Through the Christmas Season.”

Deck The Halls
Silver Bells
Let It Snow
Nutcracker Suite
    •    Ouverture Miniature
    •    Marche
    •    Trepac (Russian Dance)
    •    Danse des Mirlitons (Dance of the Reed Flutes)
    •    Valse des Fleurs (Waltz of the Flowers)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Angels We Have Heard On High
Greensleeves - What Child is This?
Sleigh Ride
We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Members of In Vista Winds are:
Flute: Allison Marx
Oboe: Mara Roth
Clarinet: Ken Poleyeff
French Horn: Danielle Cain
Bassoon: Wendy Haas

Part II:

The Mount Auburn Brass Fellowship will follow the In Vista Winds with the following program:

Christmas in Brass, by David Uber
Carols Three, arranged by Luigi Zaninelli
Greensleeves, arranged by Elgar Howarth
Lux Aurumque, by Eric Whitacre
The Christmas Season, arranged by David Uber
Silent Night, arranged by Robert Elkjer

The Mount Auburn Brass Fellowship
Conductor: Gary Johnston
Trumpet: Nate Banzhof, Davis McKinney, Joel Payne, Audrey Sauter
French Horn: Danielle Cain, Patrick Hunt, Doug Jones, Sara Snowden
Trombone: Mark Doan, Jenny Perez, Keith Stewart
Euphonium: Bob Coil
Tuba: Kevin Cain, Steve Macy

Background: Founded in 1994 and sponsored by Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church, the Brass Fellowship brings together student, amateur, and professional brass musicians from Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Members of the brass ensemble come from many vocations, including music, education, systems, and the law, and all share a passion for music. The Brass Fellowship strives to unearth the rich literature of over 400 years of brass choir music and regularly present it to the public at the highest level of musicianship possible.

Professor Gary L. Johnston, conductor of the Brass Fellowship, retired from Northern Kentucky University in 2013 after 46 years teaching music. He is a trombonist and past president of the board of the Cincinnati Community Orchestra. He has performed as trombonist with the Clermont Symphony Orchestra, Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra, Sounds of Sousa Band, Brighton Brass Band, and the Nashville, Kentucky, and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestras, as well as numerous jazz groups. As trombonist with the Commonwealth Brass Quintet, he recorded a series for National Public Radio. His advanced work includes conducting study with the late CSO conductor Thomas Shippers.

The Evergreen Center for Nature, Arts, and Music, founded by Angelo Santoro, has sponsored the 2019 series of concerts at the Batavia Armory Town Hall and is planning a series of performances for the year to come. The Evergreen Center is located at the former home of Santoro Engineering Company at 1501 Old State Route 74, Batavia, Ohio 45103. Information about the Evergreen Center, the concert series, and donation opportunities is available from AngeloSantoro935@gmail.com or at the Center’s address.