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Cedille Records to Present Free Concert with Gaudete Brass to Celebrate New CD

November 20, 2012 | By Nathan J. Silverman Co. PR
Cedille Records will present Chicago’s Gaudete Brass, a youthful quintet known for its dedication to new music, in a free public concert celebrating the release of its album Chicago Moves, the quintet’s Cedille label debut, from 7 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron St., Chicago.

Gaudete Brass (pronounced gow-DAY-tay) will play two complete works from the new CD: Stacy Garrop’s Helios (2011) and Joan Tower’s Copperwave (2006), plus movements from Rob Deemer’s Brass (2011), John Cheetham’s Sonata for Brass Quintet (2008), and David Sampson’s Chicago Moves (2011).

In addition to showcasing music from the CD, Gaudete Brass will share its other passion: performing Renaissance music in a historically informed manner on modern instruments. The ensemble will play Heinrich Schütz’s Di marmo siete voi (You are of marble) from 1611.

For concert information, contact Cedille Records at (773) 989-2515; e-mail: Cedille’s website is

Gaudete Brass

Founded in Chicago in 2004, Gaudete Brass includes Bill Baxtresser and Ryan Berndt, trumpets; Julia Filson, horn; Paul Von Hoff, trombone; and Scott Tegge, tuba. Von Hoff and Tegge are founding members.

Gaudete’s fans include the Juilliard School’s venerable American Brass Quintet, whom Guadete Brass considers mentors and models. The ABQ’s Raymond Mase calls Gaudete “an outstanding young group bringing fresh ideas to brass chamber music. I'm really excited to see such a fine ensemble dedicated to serious brass repertoire."

Gaudete has appeared at colleges, universities, and conservatories around the country, including The Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music, Vanderbilt University, University of Chicago, University of Notre Dame, University of Missouri, University of Georgia, Arizona State University, and California Institute of the Arts, among others.

Its website is

Cedille Records

Grammy award-winning Cedille Records (pronounced say-DEE) has been dedicated to showcasing the most noteworthy classical artists in and from the Chicago area since its launch in late 1989.

An independent nonprofit enterprise, Cedille is the label of The Chicago Classical Recording Foundation.

Cedille Records is distributed in the Western Hemisphere by Naxos of America and its distribution partners, by Select Music in the U.K., and by other independent distributors in major international classical music markets.




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