Updated: 3:25 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012 | Posted: 3:24 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012
King's Brass draws church, secular folks
The Christian musicians use it as a ministry opportunity.
By Rebecca Sodergren
They’re all pros. Master’s degrees and doctorate. Professorships. Chairs in symphony orchestras.
But when summer and Christmastime come along, they leave their respective universities, shutter their private studios and take to the road together.
The nine musicians in Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass hail from all over the country.
They all Christian musicians, and the music they play is primarily sacred brass music, though they also have a keyboardist and a percussionist.
The group has been around for about 33 years, with many staff changes.
It currently includes two 2009 Cedarville University graduates — Daniel Lewis, who in May won the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s third trumpet chair, and John Carey, who lives in Lexington, Ky., and occasionally subs for the DPO.
For a group that performs in churches, it draws a varied audience. Some are church folks, but many are “people who normally wouldn’t go to church but want to see a brass concert,” Lewis said.
For that reason, he called the group a “good ministry opportunity.”
Tim Zimmerman and King’s Brass will be in concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at Clearcreek Chapel in Springboro.
Admission is free, but an offering will be taken.
Contact contributing writer Rebecca Sodergren at email@example.com.
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