Enchanted Musical Christmas Evening to be held in Caldwell Dec. 14

first_imgMarshall MatthewsSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — The second annual Enchanted Musical Christmas Evening scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday December 14 at the Historic Caldwell Opera House will have some very special musical guests. The show will open with a performance by the New Era Brass Quintet, who will also perform after intermission. In addition, entertainer Marshall Matthews will perform a set of  popular Christmas, followed by a set of Elvis Christmas music during the second set.The act consists of five musicians playing traditional Christmas music. Three of the five professional entertainers are members of  Marshall Matthews and The Memphis Kings, the largest Elvis Tribute show concert band in the nation.Leading the New Era Brass Quintet is Roger Lewis on first trumpet. Lewis has been one of the elite professional trumpeters in the nation for decades and is in four music halls of fame. He began his professional career with the widely popular recording act The Fabulous Flippers, a native Kansas band from Lawrence in the late 1960’s. Lewis went on to play internationally with Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, and Johnny Mathis, to name a few of the many artists he’s been associated with. Lewis is also the Director of Matthew’s band.Kevin Pickrell, a long time and widely travelled musician and trumpet instructor plays second trumpet. Pickrell periodically performs with the Memphis King, and was a member of the U.S. Army Band. Annette Addis who plays French Horn has performed with symphony concert bands and is a music instructor. Denny Brunk, first trombone has also toured internationally and been a professional studio musician in Los Angeles performing on albums. Brunk, like Lewis, has also performed with several top recording and touring bands. Jeff Luttrell, second trombone, performs in symphony concert bands, and is a music instructor. Brunk and Luttrell are members of Marshall Matthews and The Memphis Kings. Their next area concert will be Saturday January 10, at the Poncan Theater in Ponca City, Oklahoma.The Opera House show is being underwritten by the Border Queen Cruisers, Caldwell’s nationally known car club. During the intermission, a pie auction will be held with pies made by some of the finest bakers in Caldwell. Impact Bank will provide refreshments during the show. Proceeds from the show will go towards repairs to The Historic Caldwell Opera House. Tickets can be purchased at The Nostalgia Nook in Caldwell, the Impact Bank in Caldwell or Wellington, the Anthony Chamber of Commerce, or at the door the night of the show. You may also call 620-845-6424 to reserve a seat. Seating is limited.last_img

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