Little London Winds

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Little London Winds

Time: February 17, 2013 from 3pm to 4:15pm
Location: Downtown
Street: 16 E. Platte Ave.
City/Town: Colorado Springs
Website or Map: http://www.firstchristiancos.…
Phone: 719 633-8888
Event Type: community, concert
Organized By: First Christian Church Concert Series
Latest Activity: Jan 24, 2013

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Event Description

     The First Christian Church Concert Series is presenting the Little London Winds, directed by Paul Jacobson. The program will include everything from toe-tapping marches to music from Les Miserables, Wagner, and a Lincoln Portrait by Aaron Copland. A free will offering will be taken.


     Little London Winds is Colorado Springs' premier wind ensemble, established in August of 1992 by a small group of musicians who wished to play quality literature. The idea behind the ensemble was to gather together serious amateur musicians who enjoy working toward a high standard of performance. The ensemble performs a variety of music literature, from well-known favorites to newer pieces. The group has performed in concert throughout Southern Colorado. Most notable, however, is the group’s wildly popular summer concert series, drawing around 600 audience members a night. LLW also has a rich history of passing on the love of music and “learning by doing” clinics and concerts with Colorado   Springs area schools. The members of LLW are volunteers, and join the ensemble by invitation or audition. At 40 members strong, the ensemble includes professional and amateur musicians from a wide variety of vocations.

     When the wind ensemble formed, the members wanted a name that would connect the group to the area. Before Colorado Springs decided to use the "Springs" from Manitou Springs for their name, the city was called Little London. Hence, the name Little London Winds was chosen based on history. The performers liked the fact that the name Little London Winds also reflected the wonderful tradition of band music begun by the British.

     LLW’s director Paul Jacobson is an active composer, producer, music director and educator. As a musician, Paul has been writing, performing, and directing music professionally for over 25 years. As an educator, Paul has been teaching all ages about music for over 30 years in settings ranging from local church and public school settings through undergraduate and professional levels.

     Music to be performed will include: Lights Out March by E.E. McCoy, Invictus by Karl King, Mannin Veen by Haydn Wood, 7th Night of July by Itaru Sakai, Cheers! by Jack Stamp, Gary Owen March by James Fulton, Les Miserables by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Lincoln Portrait by Aaron Copland, and Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral by Richard Wagner.

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