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Golden Spike Concert Society: Journey of the Magi
January 5 @ 3:00 pm MSTby donation
Glorious Brass Music Ushers in the New Year at Golden Spike
December 30, 2019: for immediate release:
The Golden Spike Concert Society will present Journey of the Magi – a concert of music for brass quintet celebrating the end of the Christmas season – on Sunday January 5, 3 pm at Saint John Lutheran Church of Golden Spike. The performance is suitable for all ages, and will showcase five top professional musicians of the Edmonton area: Brad Luna and Greg Moffat (trumpets), Joseph Sharp (horn), Kathryn Macintosh (trombone) and Scott Whetham (tuba). The quintet will be joined by narrator (and resident of Golden Spike) Gordon Drever. Admission is by donation.
A highlight of the program is music by American composer John Harbison. Kathryn Macintosh is a trombonist in the Edmonton Symphony, and since 2014 she has been helping to produce the concerts of the Golden Spike Concert Society. “I think Harbison’s The Three Wise Men is one of the great pieces of music for brass instruments. Because of the subject matter, it’s really only suitable to play once a year, for Epiphany” says Macintosh. “It’s powerful music that has a distinctly contemporary sound, but still manages to evoke an ancient time – it’s awesome, in the true sense of the word! “
The concert will take place in the historic Saint John Lutheran Church of Golden Spike. Built in 1928, its warm ambience and superb acoustics make it a treasured venue for concerts in Parkland County. Wheelchair accessible, it is located 10 minutes south of Spruce Grove, via Golden Spike Road, at 51301 Range Road 274.