The Ravel Trio features violinist Simon Maurer, cellist Nancy Baun, and pianist Daniel Lau. Based in Baltimore, the piano trio is hailed internationally for its conversational concert style and musical passion. In addition to frequent tours to Switzerland, the ensemble maintains an active schedule in the Mid-Atlantic region. Each player is an active music educator, accomplished solo artist, and chamber musician with performances at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Kennedy Center, and the Peabody Conservatory of Music to name a few. Cellist Nancy Baun has special ties to Carlisle; before relocating to Buffalo, NY, she taught at Messiah College and Dickinson College and was a member of the Eaken Piano Trio. The concert will benefit Carlisle Meals on Wheels.
Rizzetta’s Tones is a Celtic and Folk band featuring twin hammer dulcimers, silver flute, high and low whistles, and guitars. Also adding to their sound are button accordion, Greek bouzouki, mandolin, autoharp, ukulele, and a variety of percussion instruments. All four members sing lead and background vocals on four-part harmony. Their repertoire includes music from Ireland, Scotland, and the United States while drawing as well from the traditions of Finland, Brazil, France, Macedonia, and other lands. The band respects musical traditions while forging new arrangements and writing their own material. Some of the members have previously played and recorded with Gladly Playe with Stryngs and From The Well who performed for Fine Arts at First in the past.
Mutual Agreement is a vocal ensemble of Christian men singing a cappella in six-part harmony. Focusing on spreading the word of God through song to bring hope, strength, and encouragement to its listeners, Mutual Agreement performs gospels, spirituals, and hymns that are uplifting
and beautifully inspirational. Their renditions and arrangements are fresh and contemporary. The group is a member of the Gospel Music Workshop of America. It was nominated one of the eight best a cappella vocal ensembles in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States and won second place in the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival. Based near Washington, D.C., the ensemble seeks to preserve a musical art form that has played an important part in their musical heritage.
The Gettysburg Children’s Choir and Chamber Chorale are sponsored by the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College and supported by individual donors who are interested in providing the highest quality vocal training in children’s choral music. The Children’s Choir, comprised of students in
grades three through eight, and the Chamber Chorale, representing students in grades nine through twelve, perform concerts annually in December and in the spring in the Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary Chapel and other regional locations. The ensembles will present their 2018 Spring Concert conducted by Artistic Director, Brent C. Talbot. Dr. Talbot is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Music Education at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music and a graduate of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and the Eastman School of Music.