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

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

Dec 18: The Crescent Brass

Church of the Most Holy Trinity Concert Series

Of the Father’s Love Begotten – Festive Music for Brass, Organ and Percussion

For centuries, the sounds of brass and organ have been associated with important events and celebrations. In that tradition, The Crescent Brass, along with organist José Reyes-Ortiz, will present a concert of Christmas favorites. Join us for an afternoon of beautiful, majestic and spirited Holiday music.

Musicians

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

December 18, 2016, 3:00 pm

  • Church of the Most Holy Trinity, 720 Telfair St., Augusta, GA 30901
  • Free admission

Sounds of Advent

Nov 27: Continuo Collective of the South

Church of the Most Holy Trinity Concert Series

The Church of the Most Holy Trinity is pleased to present the Continuo Collective of the South in a concert that celebrates and reflects upon the importance of music during the holiday season. This program features flute, violin, harpsichord and cello in Baroque music by Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, as well as creative settings of traditional holiday carols. The beauty of their music performed in the ethereal acoustic and stunning 19th century architecture of the Church of the Most Holy Trinity will draw you and your loved ones together in the peaceful, joyful, and uplifting spirit of the season.

Musicians

  • Angela Massey, Flute
  • Pawel Kozak, Violin
  • Ruth Berry, ‘Cello
  • Ken Courtney, Harpsichord

November 27, 2016, 3:00 pm

  • Church of the Most Holy Trinity, 720 Telfair St., Augusta, GA 30901
  • Free admission

Program

Sonata for Violin in G minor BWV 1001

  • Adagio
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140

  • (Awake, calls the voice to us)
J.S. Bach
Trio Sonata in C Major

  • Allegro
  • Andante
  • Rondo-Allegretto
Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (1732-1795)
Cherry Tree Carol 15th Century British
Trio Sonata No. 1: BWV 525

  • I. Allegro
J.S. Bach

Concerto for Violin in f minor RV 297 (“Winter”)

  • II. Largo

To rest contentedly beside the hearth,while those outside are drenched by pouring rain.

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Rejoice Greatly! (from Messiah) G. F. Handel (1685-1759)
Greensleeves Traditional British
Riu, Riu Chiu Traditional Spanish
Ocho Kandelikas Traditional Sephardic
Still Still Still (Hush, Hush, Hush) Traditional Austrian
Night of Silence Daniel Kantor (1960- )

Click here for more information about the Continuo Collective of the South

Sounds of Advent