The ensemble’s light-hearted performance of “A Toast to Christmas” will make this
an evening to remember.
FERRUM, VA. (Nov. 22, 2013) – BRASS 5, one of America’s most successful educational ensembles, will bring holiday
cheer to the Ferrum College campus with their performance of “A Toast to Christmas”
on Sat., Dec. 7, 2013. Patrons may enjoy dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the show for
$42 or just the show at 7:30 p.m. for $20. Tickets may be ordered online at www.blueridgeperformingarts.com or by calling (540) 230-6600.
With a repertory that ranges from traditional settings to clever arrangements of secular
Christmas favorites, BRASS 5′s evening of Christmas treasures will include something
for everyone. Brass 5’s light-hearted approach to performance will make this an evening
Active on the Mid-Atlantic arts scene for 29 years, the “5” offer a vast repertoire
from Renaissance, Classical, Dixieland, Swing, Jazz, Rock to Country and more. Their
performances have been featured on numerous television and radio programs and they
have been broadcast live on National Public Radio. Eager to create exciting music,
BRASS 5 has been featured in concerts throughout the Mid-Atlantic and in Europe.
The BRASS 5 performance is part of Ferrum College’s new Blue Ridge Performing Arts
Series, which began this summer after the Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre, which made its
home at the College for more than 30 years, closed its doors at the end of the 2012
season when its founders Rex Stephenson and Jody Brown retired.
The Series, which is partially Virginia Commission for the Arts and National Endowment
for the Arts supported, features a variety of professional performances. Events planned
in 2014 include music and dance with the Celtibillies on Feb. 14; Barter Theatre’s
production of “Don’t Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell” on May 3; and a to-be-scheduled
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra fundraiser featuring Bob Ravenscroft and David Wiley in
spring 2014. Additional events, including performances by the College’s Theatre Arts
department, will be added to the schedule as well.
Blue Ridge Performing Arts Series patrons will have the option of enjoying a meal
prior to each performance for an additional charge. Show-only tickets are also available.
For a detailed performance schedule, reservations and additional information visit
www.blueridgeperformingarts.com or call (540) 230-6600.
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