2017 December Performances

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 3, 2017: 8:45am and 11:00am services

Jonathan Aceto, violin
Ryan Kho, violin
Carl Purdy, viola

Christopher Connolly, cello
Sara Neal Lokey, bass

Sunday, December 3, 2017: Augusta Office Club party at the Wallace House (Augusta Country Club)

  • Laura Tomlin, violin
  • David Brown, piano

Saturday, December 9, 7:30pm

Augusta Choral Society

Violin
Ryan Kho
Laura Tomlin
Ashley Horvat
Laurin Smith
Damir Horvat
Pawel Kozak
Debra Edens Schab
Tess Hartis
Angela Shaw

Viola
Carl Purdy
Karl Schab
Arthur Ross

Cello
Christine Crookall
Justin Resley
Mary Ann Watson
Christopher Connolly

Bass
Barry Garman
Sara Neal Lokey

Oboe
Kelly Odell
Will Moon

Bassoon
Joy Hoffman

Trumpet
Todd Jenkins
Sam Speering

Tympani
Kent Hannibal


Sunday, December 10, 4:30pm and 6:30pm services

Jonathan Aceto, violin
Laurin Smith, violin
Carl Purdy, viola
Christopher Connolly, cello

Sunday, December 10, 5:00pm service

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

Sunday, December 10, 7:00pm service

Violin
Angela Morgan
Laura Tomlin
Ryan Kho
Pawel Kozak
Angela Shaw

Viola
Arthur Ross
Wesley Hamilton

Cello
Christine Crookall
Justin Resley

Bass
Sara Neal Lokey

Flute
Erin Wilson

Oboe
Kelly Odell
Manda Cawthon
Will Moon

Clarinet
Karen Estep

Bassoon
Felisha Jones
Katie Bennett

Horn
Rachel Misner

Trumpet
Geoff Wood
Victoria Bethel
Sam Speering

Trombone
Matt Henderson
Brian Yonn

Timpani
Michael Katterjohn

Percussion
Kevin Baggott
Blake Fowler


Sunday, December 10, 11:00am service

Ryan Kho, violin
Pawel Kozak, violin
Laurin Smith, viola
Christine Crookall, cello
Sara Neal Lokey, bass
Jenny Davis, flute
Kelly Odell, oboe
Jay Rising, clarinet
Katie Bennett, bassoon
Blake Allen, horn
Addison Whitney, horn
Carolyn Munford, harp

Sunday, December 10, 6:30pm service

Shangduo Chen, trumpet
Yanbin Chen, trumpet
Dilon Bryan, horn
Steve Jessup, trombone
Nick Beltchev, tuba


Sunday, December 10, 2017: 9:30am and 11:00am services

Ryan Kho, violin
Laura Tomlin, violin
Jonathan Aceto, violin
Pawel Kozak, violin
Carl Purdy, viola
Christine Crookall, cello
Sara Neal Lokey, bass
Carolyn Munford, harp

Sunday, December 10, 8:30am and 11:00am services

Thomas Lai, violin
Angela Shaw, violin
Debra Dupree, violin
Jason Pooler, violin
Arthur Ross, viola
Justin Resley, cello
Christopher Connolly, cello
Pam Dutch, bass

Sunday, December 17, 6:00pm service

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

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

Pawel Kozak, violin
Angela Shaw, violin
Wesley Hamilton, viola
Christopher Connolly, cello
Barry Garman, bass

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

Jonathan Aceto, violin
Ryan Kho, violin

Carl Purdy, viola
Christine Crookall, cello

Sunday, December 24, 4:00pm and Midnight services

4:00 service

  • Josh Workman, trumpet
  • Matt Henderson, trombone

Midnight service

  • Todd Jenkins, trumpet
  • Samuel Speering, trumpet
  • Meredith Boyd, horn
  • Brian Yonn, trombone

1 comment to 2017 December Performances

  • David Unrot

    I’d love to attend performances, but the dates and places listed do not indicate what material will be performed. Is there a reason why this information was omitted?

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