New Britain Symphony to ring out Christmas season at South Church

Published on Tuesday, 31 December 2019 19:57
Written by Ciara Hooks


NEW BRITAIN - The New Britain Symphony Orchestra will be hosting its 11th brass quintet and pipe organ concert celebrating Three Kings Day on Sunday Jan. 5 at 3 pm at South Church.

“Please join us for our traditional brass quintet and pipe organ concert to celebrate the Twelfth Night and Three Kings Day. It’s the perfect way to end the holiday,” said Cynthia Carlson, president of the NBSO.

The concert is a part of the NBSO’s mini-concert series. The program will include many holiday favorites including “Carol of the Bells,” “We Three Kings,” selections from “The Nutcracker,” several organ solos and the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s “Messiah.”

“This is a concert of uplifting and joyful Christmas music,” said Carlson.

The performers include Floyd Higgins, organ; Larry Garreau, trumpet; Frank Gawle, trumpet; Marjorie Seymour Callaghan, French horn; Topher Logan, trombone and Walter Gibson, tuba.

“It is free to the public and will be presented for the first time at South Church, one of the most beautiful settings in New Britain,” said Carlson.

South Church is at 90 Main Street.

The New Britain Symphony Orchestra is a 70-piece professional orchestra that was founded in 1948 by members of the music department at CCSU. Its mission was to bring classical music of the highest caliber to New Britain and the surrounding communities. It is led by Maestro Toshiyuki Shimada.

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Posted in New Britain Herald, , New Britain on Tuesday, 31 December 2019 19:57. Updated: Tuesday, 31 December 2019 19:59.