The Five Winds – Lendie Bliss on Bassoon, Kelly Elliot on French Horn, Martin Sobelman on Clarinet, Rachel Thoroughman on Oboe, and Rebecca Olson Towers on Flute – established their quintet in September of 2018. They all play in various large groups in the Portland Metro area, such as symphony orchestras, wind bands, and jazz ensembles. While their backgrounds are diverse, they share a passion for music-making and performing. Their varied program will include works by English Malcolm Arnold, French female composer Hedwige Chretian, present day American composer Skip Livingston, Maurice Ravel, and Austrian composer Alexander Zemlinsky.
Martin Ellis, a native of Central Indiana, is an artist that has for many years bridged the
boundary between the classical and popular music worlds. As an active theatre and classical organist, pianist, and music arranger, Martin has brought innovative programming, creative arrangements, and a unique style to his performances worldwide.
Martin is currently the Director of Music and Organist at Portland’s Central Lutheran
Church. Additionally, he has become a regular face working with arts organizations and
high schools with choral and drama competitions, theatrical productions, and concerts.
While maintaining a concert organist presence,
Performing Romantic Christmas Suite: 6 Chopin Nocturnes fused with traditional carols each arranged by Dianne Davies, Chopin Etude Op.25 No. 7 with Coventry Carol for Piano and Cello duet arr. Dianne Davies, Nocturne by Adam Eason for Piano and Cello duet, and Reflection Set composed by Dianne Davies.
Cellist, Adam Eason and Pianist, Dianne Davies met at an OMTA (Oregon Music
Teachers Association) Baroque/Contemporary Festival in February 2018. Both love to
perform, teach and compose. Later in June 2018, the two decided to collaborate on a Benefit Recital for MusicLink, a program for helping disadvantaged students get access to music lessons. After a successful fundraiser, the team decided to stay together and concertize. With a wide repertoire complete with individual compositions and arrangements, the two are set to perform at any available opportunity.
Cellist, Adam Eason graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BA in Music in 2008. He performed and composed for Open Classical, a group which brings classical music to a variety of non-traditional venues in Dallas-Ft. Worth. He moved Portland in 2017,and opened a new teaching studio, as well as performing with Classical Revolution PDX. Most recently, Adam was featured as a composer and performer at the 2018 Oregon Bach Festival Composer’s Symposium.
Pianist, Dianne Davies received a BA in music from Lewis and Clark College with piano emphasis and K-12 music education certification. Since then, Dianne has taught public and private school music and currently focuses on her family, private piano studio and performing. As a member of Cascadia Composers, Dianne sought to perform the music of others. After much encouragement, she has started composing piano music for students. Last year she had her first piano compositions played at PSU in the “In Good Hands” concert that connects living composers with young music students.
The TRINITY CATHEDRAL CHOIR OF GIRLS, BOYS AND ADULTS are central to the vitality of the musical and liturgical life of Trinity. The Trinity Choir sings regularly during the academic year at the cathedral’s 10 am Eucharist, as well as for periodic extra services and concerts.
The choir is a frequent collaborator with the Portland Baroque Orchestra, and has performed such noted works as Bach’s B Minor Mass, and Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem. Next spring, the choir will once again join the PBO for their production of Handel’s Coronation Anthems. In the summer of the 2020, the Cathedral Choir of Girls, Boys and Adults will be in residence for a week each at Canterbury Cathedral and York Minster, in England.
The Old Church Concert Hall wishes everyone a very happy holiday season.
Lunchtime Concert Series will resume, Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
Lunchtime Concert Series will resume Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
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