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The ROCO Brass Quintet will perform June 10 in the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd sanctuary. (Special to the American Press)

The ROCO Brass Quintet will perform June 10 in the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd sanctuary. (Special to the American Press)

Summer music festival kicks off Tuesday

Last Modified: Thursday, May 29, 2014 10:24 AM

By Alex Onken / American Press

he Good Shepherd Episcopal Church will kick off the 27th annual Summer Music Festival this year on Tuesday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m. The concerts will run through June on every Tuesday of the month.

The music is mostly secular, and the concerts will take place inside the church’s sanctuary, located at 715 Kirkman St.

“The acoustics in the church are amazing. To listen to the music in the church is such an experience. Part of why we do it, in my opinion, is music even when it’s not specifically sacred music, can be such a sacred experience,” said Virginia Webb, the coordinator for the summer music festival.

The Elegant Artistry Duo, Wendy Issac Bergin on flute and Elizabeth Brownlee on harp, will start off the festival on the June 3rd performance. The performance will possibly include pieces by Bach and Chopin, according to Webb.

The second concert will feature ROCO Brass Quintet from Houston, Texas. The ensemble of five will perform works by Morley Calvert and William Mathias.

“When you get five brass instruments in the church, the music really soars,” Webb said.

The third performance will feature performances by violinist Dominika Dancewicz and pianist Donald Doucet. The final concert in the series will be a performance by the Victory Belles, a trio performing favorites from the Great American Songbook.

After each concert, a reception will be held afterwards with food provided by different groups within the church. Members of the audience will have the chance to speak to the musicians.

Tickets cost $10 at the door. Season passes cost $30 for all four concerts. Children under 12 get in for free.

Online: www.goodshepherd-lc.com.

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