The talented members of the PYO Music Institute’s Bravo Brass ensemble will present a concert titled “Ye Olde Brass” on Sunday, March 5 at 4 p.m. Back by popular demand, they will perform, once again, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, located at 145 West Broad Street in Burlington, NJ. The concert features music of English Elizabethan composers William Byrd, John Bull, Giles Farnaby, Orlando Gibbons, and others performed in the historic beauty St. Mary’s. The Parish with its Anglican roots and traditions is home to the oldest church building in New Jersey, the 17th oldest in the nation, and the first cruciform church built in the United States. Mayor Conaway of Burlington City and Mary Anne Bell, Superintendent of Burlington Twnshp. Board of Education will be special guests in the audience.
Paul Bryan, Curtis Institute Dean of Faculty and Students, is the Director and Conductor of Bravo Brass and he is pleased to return to St. Mary’s. He said, “The concert last year at St. Mary’s was a highlight for the musicians. We greatly appreciate the invitation from St. Mary’s to return, and we look forward to the performance.”
Organist and Choir Master Lee Millhous enthusiastically anticipates Bravo Brass’s return visit to St. Mary’s. He said, “St. Mary’s is thrilled to host the Bravo Brass ensemble again this year as the major event of our Music Series. The talent and commitment of this fine group of young musicians is remarkable, and Paul Bryan’s leadership and musicianship are inspirational to performers and audience alike.”
This is a free concert. Early arrival is recommended because the program last year attracted capacity seating. For more information about Bravo Brass and the PYO Music Institute, please visit www.pyos.org or call (215) 545-0502.