Waterbury Symphony Orchestra

2017 - 2018: Sonic Structures

Music in Great Spaces!

Heroic Music for Brass and Organ

Sunday, February 4, 2018 | 3 pm
St. John's Episcopal Church, Waterbury directions

Single Tickets for St. John's Epicopal Church online $25.00 | at the door of event will be $35.00

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St. John's on the Green


Located prominently at one end of the city green, St. John’s has been a physical landmark and beacon of hope for greater Waterbury since the 18th century.
St. John’s traces its roots to the year 1732, when a group of Anglican churchmen under the auspices of the Venerable Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts established St. James Parish in Waterbury. The first church building was erected in 1743 at the corner of West Main and Willow Streets. The parish outgrew this small building by the turn of the century.The second church was built and consecrated as  St. John’s Church on November 1, 1797. It was located on the Green where the Soldiers’ Monument now stands.St. John’s third church was erected on the current site in 1848 and was totally destroyed by fire on Christmas Eve, 1868. Services were held in a temporary building for over four years.

The fourth and present church was consecrated on June 24, 1873. Designed by architect Henry Dudley of New York, this neo-gothic structure was built on the foundations of the burned building.


St. Johns Episcopal Church

Non subscription musical concerts in exceptional spaces in our community.

Tickets for Music in Great Spaces on sale.
Tickets online $25.00 | at the door of event will be $35.00

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Maestro Leif Bjaland cordially invites you to an early evening to enjoy the wonderful heritage of literature composed for organ and brass by old masters such as Widor, Vierne, and Dupré

The joyous fanfare of organ and brass will create a thrilling resonant sound to celebrate the timeless archectural beauty of St. John's Episcopal Church. St. John's on the Green, a landmark and beacon of hope for greater Waterbury since the 18th century is located prominently at one end of Waterbury's city green.

Another wonderful opportunity to be swept away by the combination of organ pipes and the perfect blend and fantastic dynamic range of brass... an experience not to be missed. Music in Great Spaces!




Charles Widor (1844-1937)     Symphonie V Toccato   


Daniel Speer (1636 – 1707)     Sonata I: Trombone Trio         


Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767) Concerto in D (54:D4) 

Jean Langlais (1907 – 1991)          Dialogue sur les mixtures 

Marcel Dupré  (1886-1971)           Poéme Heroîque

Jeremiah Clarke (1674-1707)        The Prince of Denmarks March                  
Jeremiah Clarke (1674-1707)        Interlude
Jeremiah Clarke (1674-1707)        King William's March


Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)       Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury


Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)   Ciacona in D Minor

Robert Elmore (1913-1985)           Passacaglia from Concerto for Organ, Brass and Percussion 


Eugène Gigout (1844-1925)          Grand Choeur Dialogué 


Reception immediately following-all welcome

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This event supports the continuation of superior symphonic music in Waterbury, CT. The WSO depends greatly on the generosity of individuals like you to help us continue to fill Northwest Connecticut with beautiful music. Invest in the future of the WSO. Questions? please contact the Waterbury Symphony Administrative office: 203-574-4283



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