Vivaldi's GLORIA in D Major, a Baroque era composition, was written around 1715 for the Ospedale della Pietà, a renowned orphanage-conservatory for homeless girls in Venice, Italy, and has become in more recent years, a staple of the oratorio repertoire and a favorite of many high schools, college, and church choirs at Christmas. The edition to be performed for our concert is for soprano and alto soloists, chorus for soprano, alto, tenor, and bass voices, and orchestra. Although there are English translations, our performance will be done in Latin, the language of the original composition. The Toe River Chamber Ensemble will accompany the choir in the performance.

Rehearsals for the community choir will be held on Tuesday evenings beginning October 11 and running through Dec. 6, at 6:30 pm, at Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church in Burnsville. The performance, which will be open to the public, will be at First Baptist Church on Tuesday, December 13, at 7 pm. Concert info. here.

Join the TRCE Brass Consortium with performances in the Square
and at First Baptist Church during Burnsville's Very Merry Main Street:
Friday, Dec. 9, 2022, 5-9pm.
Concert info. here.

Upcoming Concerts:

TRCE Brass Consortium
Dec. 9
TRCE Orch. and Community Choir
Dec. 13

Toe River Chamber Ensemble, First Baptist Church, Burnsville

Notes from the Maestro

May 2022

The Toe River Chamber Ensemble resumed full rehearsals in March of 2022. It is exciting to hear our strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion all making music together again. This all-volunteer, amateur group continues to amaze me with their determination and talent.

We are very excited to announce several Spring and Summer performances including our first full ensemble public performance since December 2019.

Wednesday, June 8th @ 6:30, Brass Ensemble at Homeplace Beer Company, free
Friday, June 10th @ 5, Brass Ensemble at the Spruce Pine Mainstreet Pocket Park, free
Tuesday, June 21st @ 7:30, TRCE full ensemble at First Baptist Church Burnsville.
    Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, along with a medley of John Williams movie themes.
    Suggested sliding scale donation: $5-25+
Wednesday, June 22nd @ 6:30, TRCE full ensemble at Homeplace Beer Company, free

After the concerts, the ensemble will take a summer break and resume rehearsals in late September. We would like to expand our string section, especially in the violin section. If you are fully vaccinated for Covid 19 and play a string instrument, we invite you to check us out.