On Friday, October 22, 2021 at 8:00 p.m., Concerts at Saint Mary welcomes the trumpet/organ duo of Chuck Seipp and Randall Sheets, who will perform a program to open the 2021/2022 concert season.
Trumpeter Chuck Seipp and organist Randall Sheets are two performers at the top of their craft. As the Seipp/Sheets Duo, their programs feature a diverse array of classical, virtuoso, lyrical, humorous and patriotic works. The duo’s performances also include audience participation and video presentations, ranging from interactive videos, to patriotic imagery, to silent film. Both are high-profile musicians in their own right. Dr. Sheets is ceremonial organist for Arlington National Cemetery, and Dr. Seipp is a Shenandoah Conservatory professor and Sergeant Major (retired) from The United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own.” Their reputation for excellence as a duo has grown during the past four seasons, as they have performed more than 50 concerts in 20 states (including Piccolo Spoletto L’Organo, Washington National Cathedral, The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, and West Point Cadet Chapel) and produced three recordings. In addition to standard repertoire and arrangements of their own, the Seipp/Sheets Duo regularly commissions new arrangements and compositions.
The program performed by the fantastic duo will include many original arrangements for trumpet and organ of well-known works including Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, and Bohemian Rhapsody by Freddie Mercury to name a few. As with all Concert at Saint Mary events, the concert is free and open to the public. Mark your calendars for an evening that promises to be enjoyable and entertaining.