WHEELING, W.Va. – The Shadyside Brass Quintet, Artists in Residence at the Heinz Memorial Chapel in Pittsburgh, will perform a free holiday concert in the restored courtroom at West Virginia Independence Hall (WVIH) in Wheeling on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. Holiday favorites such as “I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In,” “Christmas Time is Here,” “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” “The Coventry Carol,” “O Christmas Tree,” “Santa Baby” and many others will be performed.
Shadyside Brass is one of the most exciting brass ensembles in Pittsburgh. Made up of five friends who share a love of brass playing, the quintet puts a new face on music for everyone. They feature many of their own arrangements, with each of the members of the group contributing to the repertoire. The quintet realized early on that creating their own arrangements was a great way to bring something new to their audiences. The members include Joe Figliulo and David DeAngelo on trumpets, Doug Peters on horn, Justin Miller on tenor trombone and Matt Tesch on bass trombone. The quintet performs in a wide variety of venues, including private concerts, benefits for local non-profits, weddings, local churches and coffee shops.
“The Courtroom at West Virginia Independence Hall is a wonderful place for a concert since the acoustics are fantastic for musical performances. Often, five musicians sound like thirty in that room,” said Gerry Reilly, president of the West Virginia Independence Hall Foundation. “This concert will put everyone into the Holiday spirit,” he added.
For more information about the free performance, contact Debbie Jones, WVIH site manager, at (304) 238-1300 or Deborah.J.Jones@wv.gov.