22 April 2008

Gaudete Brass (USA)

"…Certainly a group on the rise..."The Gaudete Brass Quintet has quickly established itself as one of the premier brass chamber ensembles in the country today. Founded in 2004, the quintet is committed to sharing the great brass quintet literature with audiences in an exciting and relevant way. They are Artist-in-Residence at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and have been featured on a number of prominent concert series, including the Fourth Presbyterian Noon Concert Series in Chicago, Fine Arts at First at the First Methodist Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and Musical Mondays in Milwaukee. The quintet has also performed on live radio broadcasts on the "Live in Studio C" program on Nashville Public Radio and the 21st Century Classical program on WSME in Milwaukee. In 2007, the group celebrated the centenary of Alec Wilder with the playing of his Suite No. 1 for Brass Quintet. The Gaudete Brass has collaborated with many accomplished organists on numerous organ and brass programs. They were the guest artists at the Freedom Celebration at the Northland Family Camp in Dunbar, Wisconsin. The quintet performed in the semi-finals of both the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the Plowman Chamber Music Competition in 2007.

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