Bedford Brass Quintet

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Posted by on Dec 2, 2013

[Note: The quintet’s participation in Christmas on the Grand Parade (Dec. 15) was cancelled due to inclement weather.]

In this season of rampant commercialism, amid the tinseled blur of shopping and errands, parties and pageantry, there is precious little opportunity for reflection. Christmas should be a time to come together and remember a remarkable – indeed miraculous – story, of how one wise-cracking cop single-handedly defeated a team of European mercenaries and their erudite leader, restoring peace and goodwill to Nakatomi Plaza.

2013 has been a great year for the Bedford Brass Quintet. We played on bandstands, in schools, in parks, in parking lots, in a music store and on a boat. Most of the time we were even invited to do so. We performed several unique and ambitious shows, and we won a grant just for being awesome. (Our petition for a Nobel Grooviness Prize was inexplicably ignored. Damn the Swedes.)

And we’re not done yet. Read on for details of our final performance of the year… Did you know they have special music just for Christmas now?

Catch the Quintet at Christmas on the Grand Parade

blogpost-dec2013-featthumbWe’re pleased to be part of this special Christmas event featuring choir, soloists, organ, and brass (that’s us) — at historic St. Paul’s Anglican Church on the Grand Parade in Halifax.

The quintet will perform a prelude of sacred Christmas music, then join in congregational hymns alongside the St. Paul’s choir and musical director Andrew Killawee. After the show, we’ll perform a few more holiday favourites.

Best of all, this event is free to the public!

7PM Sunday, December 15th
St. Paul’s Anglican Church
1749 Argyle Street, Halifax
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Tickets to Harmony & Hope Make Great Stocking-Stuffers

Give someone you love an unforgettable musical experience, and support a great cause while you’re at it!

For a limited time, you can save 25% on admission with early-bird tickets to Harmony & Hope: A Concert for Cancer Research (7pm March 28th in Halifax).

Harmony & Hope is a dazzling pops concert featuring the Dalhousie Health Professions Chorale and the Bedford Brass Quintet. Proceeds from the show are donated to the Canadian Cancer Society and directed to cancer research initiatives in Nova Scotia.


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