South Florida - Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Boca Raton hosted the Gold Coast Chamber Wind's Spring Concert on April 17.
The program included the following works:
- G. Holst - March from Mooreside Suite
- R. Strauss - Serenade for Winds op.7
- J.S. Bach - Concerto for Harpsichord in A
- G.F. Handel - Concerto for Harp in Bb
- E. White - Puffin' Billy (Theme from Captain Kangaroo)
- E. Humperdinck - Prelude to Hansel and Gretel
- A. Ketelbey - In a Persian Market
- B. Goodman - Sing Sing Sing
- J. Dawei - Journey to the West
- Toto - Africa
Frank Molano, founder and oboist, wrote this introduction for the eclectic concert:
Included on the program were arrangements that the group members had written specifically for the GCCW. Pianist Robert Demmert arranged "Puffin' Billy" (theme from Captain Kangaroo, E. White), "Concerto in A Major," (J.S. Bach), and "Concerto in B-flat" (G.F. Handel). I (flutist Vivien Li) arranged "In a Persian Market" (A. Ketelby) and "Journey to the West" (J. Dawei).
Conductor Ken Wilbanks arranged jazz standard "Sing, Sing, Sing" (Benny Goodman) and pop tune "Africa" (Toto.)
After the concert, a delicious wine and cheese reception was held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Musicians and audience had the opportunity to socialize, while sampling delectable desserts provided by the oboe section - Frank made a savory blueberry tart, while Christina brought amazing, music-themed cupcakes.
The GCCW would like to thank Rev. Robert and the entire staff at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church for generously allowing the group to hold weekly rehearsals and performances in its beautiful sanctuary.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church - http://www.goodshepherdboca.org/index.shtml
Vivien Li is a South Florida wedding musician, teacher, writer, and event planner. Want to learn how you can cherish every moment? Connect with her!
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