The Mary Green Chorale Musicians In Tune

European Treasures

Sunday, April 28th, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Holy Family Catholic Church
24 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island

Two masterful Lowcountry performance ensembles join together as The Mary Green Chorale presents EUROPEAN TREASURES on Sunday, April 28, 7:30 PM. This concert marks the first partnership of the 60-member Lowcountry Wind Symphony and The Mary Green Chorale.

The program, which opens with a dazzling a cappella arrangement of the "Star-Spangled Banner", will then take concertgoers on a musical journey throughout Europe, featuring well-known music from Germany, France, England, the Czech Republic and Russia.

Maestro Don Jemella, Director of the LWS, based in Beaufort, SC, and our own Maestra Green will share conducting honors for this exciting collaboration of vocal and symphonic treasures. The LWS will perform Wagner’s Overture to “Rienzi”, Fucik’s “Florentiner March” and the ensembles will join forces for a special evening of uniquely arranged works.

The popular ‘Finlandia’ by Jean Sibelius and Gustav Holst’s ‘2nd Suite in F for Military Band’ have been arranged for both band and chorus. The Holst features the seldom heard choral sections written as part of a special project by the U.S. Army Band.

J.S. Bach’s 'Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring', sung by the Chorale, will be accompanied by the LWS Brass Choir, and Cesar Franck’s 'Psalm 150' will be accompanied by a small instrumental ensemble. The ‘Tango from Espana’ by Albeniz will also be performed by a Brass Quintet.

The program's finale will be Tchaikovsky’s popular - and timeless - ‘1812 Overture’, also written for full band and chorus. The Mary Green Chorale will perform the choral sections of the Overture just as Tchaikovsky composed them – in Russian!  

Tickets for this concert are $25 (open seating) and may be purchased online at by clicking below. Tickets are also available in Hilton Head at The Oilerie in Wexford Village and Burke’s Main Street Pharmacy; in Bluffton at Markel’s Card & Gift Shop and Station 300; and at the door the night of the concert.

You won't want to miss this special joint performance, so buy your tickets early!

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The Chorale will be also traveling to Beaufort to perform this outreach program as part of the LWS concert series on Friday, April 26, 2019, at 7:00 P.M. at the Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Drive, Beaufort. SC. This Beaufort performance is free and open to the public. Donations to the LWS will be gratefully received.  

About the Lowcountry Wind Symphony

The Lowcountry Wind Symphony began as an ‘idea’ in June 2014 with the formation of a Planning Committee and a belief that there is a wealth of talent in Beaufort and vicinity interested in performing in a traditional band setting. The call for musicians was answered – slowly at first, but quite enthusiastically. Musicians from throughout the area – Beaufort, Bluffton, Dataw Island, Hilton Head and Parris Island – came to an initial general meeting in September 2014. The first rehearsal was held on October 22, 2014. Now numbering more than 60 musicians, the growth has been steady and gratifying.

The LWS made its first public performance at a combined concert with the Parris Island Marine Band and the Beaufort High School Bands. From that initial performance in May 2105, full concert seasons have been planned and presented to audiences who are now familiar with the musical quality and varied repertoire performed by the LWS.

Each season, the LWS now presents exciting three-concert series to area audiences, beginning with two annual Veterans Day concerts. Music Director Donald Jemella and Assistant Director Deborah Hamner have the ensemble immersed in the great music available for concert band. Programs include selections from the vast literature written for winds and percussion, and some of the great transcriptions for Band. Add in patriotic music, marches from the masters of the genre, and tunes from Broadway and the Silver Screen, and there is a recipe for broad and diverse appeal to all musical tastes.

The band is open to wind and percussion musicians at all levels, and strives to promote continuous learning through performance.

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