Toews to lead brass concert

McPherson Community Brass Choir, directed by Jerry Toews of Goessel, will perform 4 p.m. Mother’s Day, at the McPherson Church of the Brethren.

The concert will feature two guest soloists, world-renowned euphonium player Timothy Shade and organist Steven Gustafson.

Shade is the director of the wind ensemble and orchestra at Bethel College in North Newton.

Gustafson has held music positions at McPherson College and is currently the director for planned giving for the college.

The brass choir, which formed in 1973, is the longest active McPherson musical organization. Members come from a variety of backgrounds and all have a passion for playing brass instruments.

Many have full time careers outside of the music profession and play with the choir as a way to continue having fun with music.

The McPherson Church of the Brethren is located at 200 N. Carrie Street in McPherson. There is no charge for admission.

Toews formerly instructed band and choir at Goessel High School.

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