INTERNATIONAL VOCALIST, BRASS QUINTET FEATURED
IN A FREE, TWO-PART CONCERT FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10
International vocal performer Toni Crowder, and the Fredericksburg Concert Band Brass Quintet, will perform Italian and American selections in a free concert on Friday, November 10, at 7:30 PM. The two-part concert will take place at St. George’s Church, 905 Princess Anne Street. The concert is presented without charge annually by the Fredericksburg-Este Association, Fredericksburg’s Italian sister city.
Ms. Crowder will feature such vocal favorites as Volare (Nel Blu), and Verdi’s Ave Maria. The Brass Band Quintet will perform Italian selections of Vivaldi and Monteverdi, American favorites of Gershwin and Copeland, and will conclude the concert with a tribute for all military service branches in honor of Veteran’s Day.
Ms. Crowder, who lived in Fredericksburg for many years, has just returned from three months in Italy and India, where she studied both music and mindfulness, and performed in numerous venues. She has also performed with Young Audiences of Virginia, the Virginia National Federation of Music Clubs, and tours in Washington, D.C., New Jersey, New Mexico, Texas, Maryland, New Hampshire, and Arkansas. The Washington Post hailed her performance as “full of vigor and excitement.”
Ms. Crowder has recently co-authored The Mindfulness of Singing: Creating a Harmonious Mind, Body, and Spirit, which became Amazon’s number one best-selling 2023 release in music.
The Brass Quintet is an ensemble of members of the Fredericksburg Concert Band. The group aims to musically enrich the region’s culture and to provide opportunities for its members to further their musical talents.