The Gift of Music
Join the musicians of Rainbow City Performing Arts for an unforgettable evening of jazz and chamber works at the University Congressional UCC on December 10th at 7pm! Featured RCPA ensembles include Purple Passion Swing Band, The Pentacorns, The Back Row, Flûtrange, and No Strings Attached. Read on to learn more about each ensemble and their offerings to the concert!
The Purple Passion Swing Band is made up of instrumentalists and vocalists alike who can’t get enough swing! This 20-year-old ensemble is a random collection of 17 musicians playing jazz with a desire to jam with one another in order to support the community. Their set this evening brings a jazzy take on religious and secular seasonal music such as This Little Light of Mine, Whoa Christmas Tree, This Christmas, and The Man with the Bag.
No Strings Attached is a group of 6 musicians from the Rainbow City Orchestra who are thrilled to join forces for two delectable tangos; Piazzolla’s iconic Libertango and Turner’s Tango Expressivo!
The Pentacorns is a brass quintet composed of members of the Rainbow City Band, the Purple Passion Swing Band, and Reign City Riot. You won’t want to miss these 5 sets of lips on silver as they perform Jupiter: The Bringer of Jollity and Angels We Have Heard on High!
The Back Row, an ensemble composed of the back row of low-brass players in the Rainbow City Concert Band, will take the front of the stage to delight you with a setting of Biebl’s Ave Maria transcribed by our very own Caleb Gomez as well as a fun-filled arrangement of the classic Jingle Bells!
Flûtrange will blow you away with their performance of the classic Ukrainian Carol of the Bells, Muramatsu’s Far Away and theme music from Game of Thrones. Flûtrange was founded in 2018 when Max Baldonado, a founding member of RCPA, and Siva Sankrithi, came up with the idea of an RCPA flute choir. French for “queer flute”, and a portmanteau of Flute and range, our group features concert flutes, piccolos, alto flutes, and bass flutes. The group has performed at numerous chamber music gigs, community events, and senior living locations over the years, and also helped develop and test the famed Upbeat Music App, which allowed us to rehearse and perform remotely through the pandemic.