Events

Upcoming Performances – Save the dates!

October 28th, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m. – Concert at Trinity Lutheran Church

Program to include:
Handel – The Rejoicing, from Fireworks Suite
Handel – Concerto Grosso in F
Holst – Selections from Moorside Suite
Hazell – Three Brass Cats
Gabrieli – Sonata pian e forte
Basdsvik – Fnugg
Koetsier – Brass Symphony

December 8th, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m. – Christmas Concert at Lake Harriet United Methodist Church

Location: 4901 Chowen Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Program TBD

April 7th, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m. – Spring Concert at St Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral

Location: 519 Oak Grove St., Minneapolis, MN 55403
Program TBD

 

 


Past performances

April 28, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m. – Spring Concert at Lake Harriet United Methodist Church

Location: 4901 Chowen Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55410

Highlights of our program include:

• Chuck Mangione’s epic Children of Sanchez
• Rocking tuba solo by our own Trygve Skaar
• Charles Stanford’s beautiful choral work, The Bluebird, with soprano Carolyn Campfield
• Freddie Mercury’s rock classic, Bohemian Rhapsody

February 26, 2017 @ 8:30 a.m. – Worship Service

Location: Wooddale Church, 6630 Shady Oak Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55344, USA

Service music to include:
Overture from Music for the Royal Fireworks – Handel
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
Nimrod, from Enigma Variations – Elgar

February 11, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m. – Brass Quintet Concert

Location: Prospect Park United Methodist Church, 22 Orlin Ave SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414

Program to include:

Just a Closer Walk with Thee – trad., arr. Don Gillis
Quintet – Malcolm Arnold
Canzona per Sonare No. 1 – Giovanni Gabrieli
Fnugg – Oystein Baadsvik
Quintet No. 2 – Victor Ewald
Perpetual Motion – Johann Strauss, Jr.

December 2, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m. – Christmas Concert at Lake Harriet United Methodist Church

Location: 4901 Chowen Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55410

Program to include:
Music for the Royal Fireworks
The Christmas Song
Festive Cheer
Frosty the Snowman
The Nutcracker Suite

November 6, 2016 @ 9:00 a.m. – Worship Service

Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 115 4th Street North, Stillwater, MN

April 17, 2016 @ 9:00 a.m. – Worship Service

Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 115 4th Street North, Stillwater, MN

April 10, 2016 @ 2:00 PM – Concert and Workshop at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

Location: 1212 12th Ave NW, Rochester 55901

Program:

Overture from Ruslan and Ludmilla
Mikhail Glinka arr. Peter Lawrence

“Gabriel’s Song” from the motion picture The Mission
Ennio Morricone

Selections from Carmen
Georges Bizet arr. Roger Harvey
I.    Aragonnaise
II.    Habanera
III.    Danse Boheme

Round Midnight
Thelonius Monk arr. Slide Hampton

Concerto for Brass
J.S. Bach arr. Christopher Mowat
I.    Allegro
II.    Andante
III.    Allegro assai

“Borage” and “Kraken” from Brass Cats
Chris Hazell

February 11, 2016 @ 4:45 PM – MMEA Midwinter Clinic at Minneapolis Convention Center Room 101A

Location: Downtown Minneapolis, see this map for parking information.

The Compass Rose Brass will present a 45-minute concert at the Minneapolis Music Educators Winter Conference. On tap are works by Gabrieli, Mussorgsky, Thelonius Monk, and others. Come hear is perform, then chat with us afterwards. See you then!

*Please note, this concert is open to conference attendees only, not the general public*

December 11, 2015 @ 7:00 PM – Christmas Concert at Lake Harriet United Methodist Church

Location: 4901 Chowen Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55410

Program:

Let the Bright Seraphim – G.F. Handel, arr. Roger Harvey
Christmas Day – Gustav Holst, arr. Allen
Brandenburg Concerto #2 – J.S. Bach, arr. Christopher Mowat
The Christmas Song – Mel Torme, arr. Christopher Mowat
Canzon 27 – Giovanni Gabrieli
Ave Maria – Franz Biebl, arr. Jeremy Yager
Festive Cheer Medley – arr. Roger Harvey

October 30, 2015 @ 7:00 PM – Halloween Concert at Lake Harriet United Methodist Church

Location: 4901 Chowen Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55410

Complete Program:

J.S. Bach – Toccata from Toccata and Fugue in D Minor BWV565
Saint-Saens – Danse Macabre
Selections from Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow with music by Howard Buss

September 19, 2015 @ 7:00 PM – CRB Quintet Concert at Prospect Park United Methodist Church

Location: 22 Orlin Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN

Program to include Vivaldi’s Spring from The Four Seasons, Scheidt’s La Bergamasca, Ewald’s Quintet #1, and more!

March 15, 2015 @ 1:00 PM – Concert at Latvian Lutheran Church

Location: Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Mpls & St Paul – 3152 17th Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407

We performed a program similar to St. Mark’s (details below), with 3 additional arrangements of Latvian songs by CRBE trumpeter Benjamin Alle.

Complete program:

Overture from Ruslan and Ludmilla
M. Glinka
arr. Peter J. Lawrence

Ligo dziesma (Summer Solstice Song)
Janis Kalnins
arr. Ben Alle

Lay a Garland
Robert Lucas Pearsall
arr. Otto Hornek

Violin Concerto in A Minor, BWV 1041 (arranged for brass)
J.S. Bach
arr. Christopher Mowat
I. Allegro Moderato
II. Andante
III. Allegro Assai

Briviba (Freedom)
Alfreds Kalnins
arr. Ben Alle

Sonata pian’ e forte
Giovanni Gabrieli
arr. Jerry Lanning

Round Midnight
Cootie Williams/Thelonius Monk
arr. Slide Hampton

Giasmas pils (Castle of Light)
Jazeps Vitols
arr. Ben Alle

Gabriel’s Oboe
Ennio Morricone
arr. Larry Prescott

Carmen Suite
Georges Bizet
arr. Roger Harvey
I. Aragonaise
II. Les Dragons d’Alcala
V. Danse Boheme

If you missed this show, you can view a few recordings from it on our Youtube Channel!

February 21, 2015 @ 7:30 PM – Experience Brass at St. Mark’s

Location: St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, 519 Oak Grove Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Performing as part of the St. Mark’s 2014-2015 Music Series, we’ll perform an arrangement of Bach’s A minor Violin Concerto and a virtuosic suite of music from the opera “Carmen”. Come out and hear some beautiful brass music in one of the most beautiful performance spaces in the area. 

For more information, please visit the St. Mark’s Music Series.

Big thanks to all that attended! If you couldn’t make it, here’s a taste of what you missed!

December 5, 2014 @ 7:00 PM – 2nd Annual Holiday Concert

Location: Lake Harriet United Methodist Church, 4901 Chowen Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55410

Join the CRBE as we perform some new and old holiday brass favorites. Also joining the group for some pieces will be Kathy Webb, Music Director from Lake Harriet United Methodist Church on Organ. Emceeing the performance will be Barry Fox, Twin Cities music educator and director of the Minnesota Valley Community Band in Chaska, MN. 

June 29th, 2014 @ 2:00 PM – Lake Harriet Bandshell Performance

Location: 4135 West Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55409

May 9, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m. – Recital 

Location: Valley Community Presbyterian Church, 3100 North Lilac Drive, Golden Valley, MN 55422

Join the CRBE as we perform as part of the “Fridays in the Valley” Concert Series. All offerings made will go to Safe Journey, a hospital-based domestic abuse advocacy program that provides a compassionate and informed response team of trained medical and volunteer advocates. 

April 5, 2014 @ 9:00 a.m. – Recital with University of Minnesota Tuba/Euphonium Faculty Quartet

Location: Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall in Ferguson Hall, University of Minnesota, 2106 S 4th St S, Minneapolis, MN 55454

This performance is part of the University of Minnesota Brass Symposium – details can be found at http://z.umn.edu/umbrass

April 1, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m. – Recital

Location: St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

March 23rd @ 9:00 a.m. – Worship Service

Location: Lake Harriet United Methodist Church, 4901 Chowen Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55410

December 22, 2013 @ 4:00 p.m. Holiday Music Festival

Location: Mall of America, 60 E Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425

December 6, 2013 @ 7:00 p.m. – Brass Tidings CD Celebration Concert

Location: Lake Harriet United Methodist Church, 4901 Chowen Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55410

November 3, 2013 @ 12:00 p.m. – Special Performance at the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church

Location: Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Minneapolis, 3152 17th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407

September 15, 2013 @ 9:00 a.m. – Worship Service

Location: Lake Harriet United Methodist Church, 4901 Chowen Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55410

August 22, 2013 @ 7:00 p.m. – Summer Outdoor Concert as part of Music in Plymouth

Location: Hilde Performance Center Amphitheater, 3500 Plymouth Blvd, Plymouth, MN 55447

August 29, 2013 @ 7:00 p.m. – Summer Outdoor Concert

Location: Minnehaha Falls Park, 4801 South Minnehaha Park Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417

June 29, 2013 @ 1:30 p.m. – Summer Indoor Concert

Location: Bloomington Performing Arts Center (Blackbox Theater), 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431

June 27, 2013 @ 6:30 p.m. – Summer Outdoor Concert

Location: Bryant Square Park, 3101 Bryant Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408

February 17, 2013 @ 9:30 a.m. – Worship Service (CRBE Quintet)

Location: Lake Harriet United Methodist Church, 4901 Chowen Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55410

January 20, 2013 @ 9:15 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. – Worship Services (CRBE Quintet)

Location: Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 2020 Coulter Boulevard, Chanhassen, MN 55317

October 12, 2012 @ 7:30 p.m. –  RECITAL

Location: Lake Harriet United Methodist Church, 4901 Chowen Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55410

We performed arrangements of Bernstein’s West Side Story and Gershwin’s An American in Paris.  Also, 3 brand new and very exciting pieces commissioned by Superbrass!  These are decidedly jazzy works (2 original compositions and one arrangement) inspired by the spirit and culture of Spain.

October 7, 2012 @ 9:30 a.m. – Worship Service

Location: Lake Harriet United Methodist Church, 4901 Chowen Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55410

January 15, 2012 @ 9:30 a.m. – Worship Service

Location: Lake Harriet United Methodist Church, 4901 Chowen Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55410

December 8, 2011 @ 8:00 p.m. – Christmas Show

Location: Mall of America, Bloomington, MN

December 7, 2011 – St. Cloud State University – RECITAL

St. Cloud State University Poster

November 5, 2011 – Private House Concert 

Location: Bloomington, MN