HBPA to present Christmas with Mirari Brass Quintet

Mirari Brass

Bringing a spirit of innovation to the world of brass repertoire, the Mirari Brass Quintet will perform Christmas with Mirari Brass Quintet as part of the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts season lineup at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1, on the Hesston College campus in the Hesston Mennonite Church sanctuary.

Now in its seventh season, the Mirari Brass Quintet is made up of Alex Noppe and Matthew Vangjel on trumpets, Jessie Thoman on horn, Sarah Paradis on trombone, and Stephanie Frye on tuba.

The music of the quintet spans many centuries and genres. Christmas with Mirari Brass Quintet will feature Christmas-centric music with several traditional carols.

The Mirari Brass Quintet has added nearly two dozen works to the brass quintet repertoire since 2009, with group members also contributing a number of arrangements and original compositions. Mirari Brass has performed extensively across the United States.

Thanks to a grant from the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, in addition to the public concert, the quintet will also offer educational outreach with area elementary school students and college students.

Reserved seating and general admission tickets for Mirari Brass Quintet are available online or by calling 620-327-8105. Single tickets are for sale in the Hesston College Bookstore and at Bethel College’s Thresher Shop in Schultz Student Center during regular business hours. Reserved seating is $27 (adults and senior citizens), and general admission seating ranges from $18-$23 with discounts for students and senior citizens.

The Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts series is a collaborative effort of Hesston College and Bethel College, presenting five performances by world-renowned or regionally acclaimed artists each year. HBPA is funded in part by the cities of Hesston and North Newton, Excel Industries and Hustler Turf Equipment, the National Endowment for the Arts and area patrons.