Music at Cherry Hill to present trumpet, organ concert Nov. 9

Photo courtesy of Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church Organist Randall Sheets (seated) and trumpeter Chuck Seipp will perform together in the Music at Cherry Hill concert series at 7 p.m. Nov. 9.

Photo courtesy of Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church
Organist Randall Sheets (seated) and trumpeter Chuck Seipp will perform together in the Music at Cherry Hill concert series at 7 p.m. Nov. 9.

DEARBORN —­­ Trumpeter Chuck Seipp and organist Randall Sheets will combine their talents in a concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 as part of the Music at Cherry Hill concert series at Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church, 24110 Cherry Hill Road.

Admission is free; freewill donations will be accepted. For more information, call the Rev. Mark Phillips at 313-563-4800.

The program will include George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” Widor’s famous “Toccata” from the Fifth Organ Symphony, Mussogrsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition,” and a special tribute in honor of Veteran’s Day including “America the Beautiful,” “Armed Forces Service Medley” and Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes.”

Seipp is on the faculty of the Shenandoah University Conservatory of Music. He retired from the United States Army as a sergeant major following 32 years of service as a member of The United States Army Band, culminating his career as Concert Band Group Leader.

Seipp has performed in national, presidential and historical world events, concerts and special events in Washington, D.C., as well as in ceremonies at the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

In addition to touring and recording solo trump and organ repertoire throughout Europe, he has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington Opera House Orchestra, Washington Ballet Orchestra, Washington Bach Consort and leads The Commonwealth Brass Quintet.

Seipp holds an undergraduate music education degree from The University of Kansas and master’s and doctoral degrees in trumpet performance from The Catholic University of America. For the past several years he has traveled the country performing concerts with colleague Randall Sheets as the Seipp/Sheets Duo.

For the past 20 years, Sheets has served as Ceremonial Organist for Arlington National Cemetery where he performs more than 1,000 services a year in the historic Old Post Chapel and the Memorial Chapel.

He also is organist and music director at Culpepper Baptist Church and organist for the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Mount Vernon, Va.
Sheets holds degrees from Wittenberg University and Bowling Green State University and a doctorate from the University of Maryland. Throughout his graduate study, Sheets taught at the University of Maryland and the Smithsonian Institution and later taught at the Levine School of Music, the National Cathedral School and the Landon School.

In 1986, Sheets was awarded the Liszt Commemorative Medal by the Hungarian Minister of Culture for his work as festival director of the Franz Liszt Centennial Celebration in Washington, D.C.

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