Canadian Brass to join Tabernacle Choir for Christmas concert

Sharing the spotlight this year with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for its annual Christmas concerts will be the classical ensemble, The Canadian Brass.

The guest artists, playing two trumpets, a French horn, a trombone and a tuba will perform on Temple Square with the choir Friday, Dec. 19, and Saturday, Dec. 20, in the Salt Lake Tabernacle at 7:30 p.m.Tickets are required, but they are free and may be obtained (limit of two per person) beginning Monday, Dec. 1, at 10 a.m., at the Salt Lake Joseph Smith Memorial Building ticket office (lower level); the west gate information booth on Temple Square; the Bountiful Regional Center (formerly Valley Music Hall); and the Harris Fine Arts Center ticket office on the Brigham Young University campus in Provo.

Principals of The Canadian Brass are Jens Lindeman and Ronald Romm, trumpet; David Ohanian, French horn; Eugene Watts, trombone; and Charles Daellenbach, tuba. The group, which is in its 27th season, has toured throughout the world, appeared as guest artists with many leading American orchestras, performed at many summer music festivals and has appeared on national television, including its own PBS special, "The Canadian Brass Live."

The Choir recently announced a concert tour for Europe in 1998.

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