December Concerts

In Praise of Music is a unique resource of professional music performers and educators based in Augusta, Georgia, and the Southeastern United States.

Please support In Praise of Music and our presenters by attending our performances, spreading the word about our activities, and sending gifts to our presenters designated for the hiring of professional instrumentalists.

All musicians are professional musicians from the Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra, an ensemble of In Praise of Music, unless noted otherwise.

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

2016 December Concerts

Sunday, December 4, 2016: 8:45am and 11:00am services

Ryan Kho, violin
Jonathan Aceto, violin

Carl Purdy, viola
Christopher Connolly, cello

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 7:30pm

Augusta Choral Society and the Brass Section of the Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

Trumpets
Todd Jenkins
Marcus Brooks
James Boehner

Horn
Judith Cheeseman Thompson

Trombones
Kate Jenkins
Matthew Henderson

Bass Trombone
Robert Slade

Tuba
Ronald Davis

Tympani
Kent Hannibal

Percussion
Rebekkah Nordan


Sunday, December 11, 2016, 8:30am and 11:00am services

Thomas Lai, violin
Debra Dupree, violin
Louisa Shepherd, violin
Scotty Allen, violin
Priscilla Hollingsworth, violin
Brenda Gustafson, viola
Mary Ann Watson, cello
Jacob Sills, cello
Pam Dutch, bass

Sunday, December 11, 2016: 9:30am and 11:00am services

Laurin Smith, violin
Ben Cork, violin
Jason Pooler, violin
Marilyn Donnan, violin
Dominik Fields, viola
Justin Resley, cello
Sara Neal Lokey, bass

Sunday, December 11, 2016: 9:30am and 11:00am services

Laura Tomlin, violin
Ryan Kho, violin
Angela Shaw, violin
Carl Purdy, viola
Christine Crookall, cello
Travis Shaw, bass
Todd Jenkins, trumpet
Kate Jenkins, trombone
Will Graybill, bass trombone
Matthew Henderson, tuba

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 11:00am service

Pawel Kozak, violin
Kitty Shepherd, violin
Arthur Ross, viola
Douglas Graves, cello
Erin Wilson, flute
Will Moon, oboe
Meredith Wilson, horn

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 5:00pm service

Laura Tomlin, violin
Pawel Kozak, violin
Arthur Ross, viola
Justin Resley, cello

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 4:30pm and 6:30pm services

Ryan Kho, violin
Angela Shaw, violin
Carl Purdy, viola
Christine Crookall, cello


Sunday, December 11, 2016, 6:30pm service

Shaun Branam, trumpet
Michael Edalgo, trumpet
Addison Whitney, horn
Steve Jessup, trombone
Nick Beltchev, tuba


Sunday, December 11, 2016, 7:00pm service

Angela Morgan, violin
Jonathan Aceto, violin
Nick Brucker, violin
Laura Tomlin, violin
Jason Pooler, violin
Robert Browning, violin
Arthur Ross, viola
Laurin Smith, viola
Paul Dainer, viola
Douglas Graves, cello
Lisa Pham, cello
Sara Neal Lokey, bass
Erin Wilson, flute
Kay Cooke, flute
Will Moon, oboe/english horn
Manda Cawthon, oboe
Karen Estep, clarinet
Jay Rising, bass clarinet
Joy Hoffman, bassoon
Mia Celliono, bassoon/contrabassoon
Rachel Misner, horn
Todd Jenkins, trumpet
Samuel Speering, trumpet
Jim Boehner, trumpet
Kate Jenkins, trombone
David Proctor, trombone
Mike Katterjohn, percussion
Rebekkah Nordan, percussion
Kent Hannibal, percussion

Sunday, December 18, 2016, 3:00pm

  • Church of the Most Holy Trinity Concert Series – Sounds of Advent
  • 720 Telfair St, Augusta, GA 30901
  • (706) 722-9964

The Cresent Brass

Todd Jenkins, trumpet
Kathryn Cheney, trumpet
TBA, horn
Kate Jenkins, trombone
Matthew Henderson, Bass Trombone
Kevin Baggott, percussion

Sunday, December 18, 2016, 6:00pm service

Kelly Odell, oboe
Ryan Kho, violin
Laura Tomlin, violin
Jonathan Aceto, violin
Carl Purdy, viola and pennywhistle
Christine Crookall, cello
Sara Neal Lokey, bass

Thursday, December 24, 5:30pm prelude for 6:00pm service and 9:30pm prelude for 10:00pm service

Ryan Kho, violin
Jonathan Aceto, violin
Carl Purdy, viola
Christine Crookall, cello

Saturday, December 24, 2016: 3:00pm and 5:00pm services

Laura Tomlin, violin
Angela Shaw, violin
Carl Purdy, viola
Travis Shaw, bass
Todd Jenkins, trumpet
Kate Jenkins, trombone

Saturday, December 24, 2016, 4:30pm and 6:00pm services

Christopher Connolly, cello


Thursday, December 24, 4:00pm and 6:00pm services

Pawel Kozak, violin
Shadwa Mussad, violin
Arthur Ross, viola
Justin Resley, cello
Barry Garman, bass

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