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Chapel Concert: A Wedding of Two Winds

You are invited to join us Friday, September 22 at 7:00pm for this concert at the BA. It will be available both in-person or online. Please reserve your seat by registering here.

How did the idea for this trumpet/organ concert come about? 

Bryan: The idea for this chapel concert came from Sandy Sandberg. Both David and I have attended his Association for many years, and Sandy encouraged us, because of our mutual love of music, to perform together. So we’re very excited to be coming together this weekend to perform a full concert together.

What can you tell us about the program?

David: We’re calling this program “A Wedding of Two Winds”. The organ is the world’s largest wind instrument, and the trumpet is one of the smaller but more powerful wind instruments. I was inspired to put together a ‘wedding’ program after hearing a suggestion put forth by Scott Preller (a member of the Christian Science Board of Directors)  in remarks he made a couple of years ago at Annual Meeting. He suggested that we approach our church services as we would a wedding–full of joy, excitement, expectation, love, promise, commitment, family, and celebration. Both Bryan and I have played at a LOT of weddings throughout our careers. And we both love music very much. And when you love music as much as we do, everything you play is a love song! So that’s how we’re approaching this program. 

In this concert you’ll hear Bryan and me play everything from a very traditional wedding march, “Prince of Denmark’s March” by Jeremiah Clarke, to a very modern song I recently played at a wedding, “Viva la Vida” by Coldplay!

Bryan Ashley is the organist at The Mother Church where he plays one of the world’s most massive musical instruments.

David Tasa currently lives in Germany, where he spent 38 years as the principal trumpet for the Frankfurt Opera Orchestra.


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    Andrew Brewis  replied


    20.09.2023 00:00

    That sounds awesome … wish I could be there to hear it !!!

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