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The Gaudete Brass Quintet


Gaudete Brass 
Gaudete Brass 


The Chicago College of Performing Arts is excited to announce our partnership with the Gaudete Brass Quintet as ensemble-in-residence.  As ensemble-in-residence, Gaudete has already given lectures on chamber music and has joined the RU Wind Ensemble to perform Anthony Plog's Concerto 2010.  Gaudete will be working with composition students who are composing new works for brass quintet. The involvement will include both in-class performances and discussion of these 12 new works. In addition to more special projects like these, Qaudete will be starting a chamber music seminar in the spring exploring the development, operations, marketing, business and presentation aspects of performing chamber music. 

About the Quintet

Since 2004, the Gaudete Brass Quintet has committed itself to presenting serious brass chamber music through compelling concerts, commissioning new works and adventurous recordings.  The group has engaged in live performances at venues such as Merkin Hall and Symphony Space in New York City and Millennium Park in Chicago, commissioned new works from noted composers such as David Sampson, Jonathan Newman, John Cheetham, Steven Bryant and Stacy Garrop, and appeared on radio broadcasts on WFMT in Chicago and Nashville Public Radio. While keeping this rigorous performance schedule, Gaudete has recorded three albums: Brass Outings (2006), winner of the CDBaby Editors’ Choice distinction and nominee for Just Plain Folks Best Classical Chamber Album; Conversations in Time with organist R. Benjamin Dobey (2011, Pro Organa); and Chicago Moves, produced by Grammy winner Judith Sherman and featuring several of its commissioned works (2012, Cedille Records).  Gaudete loves collaborative programing working recently with emerging operatic baritone Reuben Lillie as well as creating perhaps the world’s first collaboration of brass quintet and theremin with classical theremin virtuoso Randy George. In April of 2013 GBQ teamed up with the Chicago Chamber Musicians to celebrate John Corigliano’s 75th birthday in Chicago by commissioning and premiering 5 new brass quintets by Corigliano’s students.  Gaudete has had the privilege of performing its own setting of the National Anthem at MLB, NBA and WNBA games. The quintet has presented educational programs and concerts at prominent institutions including The Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music, and Arizona State University and starting in the fall of 2013 the GBQ has joined Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts faculty as artists-in-residence.  To learn more about the Gaudete Brass, please visit

Trumpets - Bill Baxtresser and Ryan Berndt
Horn - Phil Kassel
Trombone - Paul Von Hoff
Tuba - Scott Tegge