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Concert Band To Celebrate "King of Instruments"

Next Concert to be held at First Presbyterian May 9, 2017

May 4, 2017       Leave a Comment
By: Stephen Kent

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On Tuesday May 9, The Bay Concert Band will present the final concert of the 40th Anniversary Season. The title of the program is "The King of Instruments" and will feature the grand Casavant Organ in the sanctuary of Bay City's First Presbyterian Church.

The concert will start at 7:30 pm. Admission is five dollars. Children sixth grade and under will be admitted free. Doors will open at 7 pm.

The concert will spotlight the Casavant Frères Pipe Organ that was specifically designed for the church's sanctuary and installed in 1983. This instrument has 38 stops, 54 ranks of pipes, and over 3000 pipes.

Organist Anna M. Leppert-Largent will play this magnificent organ accompanied by the Bay Concert Band under the direction of Music and Artistic Director, Peter Makar Jr. IV, and the First Presbyterian Hand Bell Choir.

With the organ, bell choir, piano, 55-member concert band, and unique acoustics of the church sanctuary, this promises to be an extraordinary and outstanding musical event.

Featured works on this program will include: Alfred Reed's ?Alleluia, Laudemas Te', and Debussy's La Cathédrale engloutie (The Submerged Cathedral).

Bell-Tone's Ring by Kenneth Amis will feature the band, organ, and the First Presbyterian Church Bell Choir.

Other works will be included. and the program will conclude with the finale to Saint-Saens' "Symphony No. 3 (Organ)" in C minor, Opus 78, featuring the organ, band, and grand piano for four hands.

The featured soloist for this concert is Anna M. Leppert-Largent who is currently the Organist, Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church of Bay City. Anna has earned several degrees including a Master of Music in Organ, Minor in Music Education; a Bachelor of Music in Organ (with distinction), a Bachelor of Music in Music Education (with distinction) all from Indiana University. Anna has extensive experience as a church musician including: Organist & Choir Director, St. John's Episcopal Church, Saginaw; Assistant Director of Music Ministries, First Presbyterian Church; and Saginaw Assistant Organist & Choirmaster, Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis.
 
 
 
The King of Instruments
Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 7:30 pm
Admission $5 (Children 6th grade and under free)
First Presbyterian Church, Bay City, Michigan

The Bay Concert Band
Peter Makar Jr. IV, Artistic and Music Director

Anna M. Leppert-Largent, Organ

First Presbyterian Church Bell Choir
Anna M. Leppert-Largent, Director
 
 
 
Alleluia, Laudamus Te Alfred Reed
Bay Concert Band, Peter Makar Jr. IV, Music Director
Anna M. Leppert-Largent, Organ
 
La Cathédrale engloutie (The Engulfed Cathedral) C. Debussy / arr. Longfield
 
Komm', Susser Tod (Come Sweet Death) J. S. Bach / arr. Reed
 
Bell-Tone?s Ring Kenneth Amis
Bay Concert Band, Anna M. Leppert-Largent, Organ
First Presbyterian Church Hand Bell Choir
 
Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne Dietrich Buxtehude
Anna M. Leppert-Largent, Organ
 
Percussive Praise D. McChesny
First Presbyterian Church Hand Bell Choir
Anna M. Leppert-Largent, Director
 
Finale, Symphony No. 3 in C minor Op. 78 (Organ) Camille Saint-Saens
Transcription / Hindsley
Bay Concert Band, Peter Makar Jr. IV, Music Director
Anna M. Leppert-Largent, Organ


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Stephen Kent

Steve Kent and his family have lived in Bay City for 40 years. He is VP of Technical Services at MMCC which produces MyBayCity.Com. Kent is active in many Bay City civic organizations.

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