Brassroots 2018-19 Season

Brassroots presents four concerts this season. All concerts will be at St. James Westminster Anglican Church, 115 Askin Street London Ontario. Ticket Information

Concert #1 - ANYTHING GOES! Saturday October 13 2018 at 7:30pm

With Sonja Gustafson – jazz and classical singer
Anything Goes is an apt theme for this potpourri of entertaining and thought provoking music. A brilliant fanfare by Janacek, delightful 13th Century Spanish music performed by two piccolo trumpets, folk songs, George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Glenn Miller hits – and just weeks before Remembrance Day - a portrait in sound of an American G. I. who lived through the horrors of the Vietnam War to return home safely to his family.

Concert #2 - CHRISTMAS AT WESTMINSTER V111, Sunday December 9, 2:30pm

Our annual Christmas celebration with brilliant fanfares, carol singing and a menu of seasonal delights such as Leroy Anderson’s “Christmas Festival”; also some classics - the grandeur of Bach and scintillating Tchaikovsky – a musical feast!

Concert #3 - WINDOW ON A WORLD OF MUSIC, Saturday February 23, 2019, 7:30pm

With Stephen Holowitz - Piano
We feature Stephen in our first performance of Paolozzi’s Windows. The music records the heroism of Eduardo Paolozzi who, in 1940, was interned in Edinburgh when Italy declared war on Britain. During his time in prison, his father, grandmother and uncle lost their lives when a German U Boat sank the Arandora Star on its voyage to Canada. In addition to this contemporary music, you will hear works of composers through the ages; Henry V111, Purcell, Saint-Saens, Debussy, Shostakovich, Duke Ellington and The Beatles.

Concert #4 - THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT! Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 7:30 pm

This is our Music Director’s final concert before passing the baton to his successor. He will select favorites from his twenty-three years at the helm. Classics, jazz, some of the greatest songs of all time and even a little opera. Major works will be Hans Werner Heinze’s “Ragtimes and Habaneras” and the Finale from Stravinsky’s ballet music “The Firebird’ - and it wouldn’t be a Brassroots’ concert without some high flying trumpet from Paul Stevenson!