By: Tony McGuireSports Editor
May 20, 2013
The Sacred Winds Ensemble comes to The First Federal Center in Hazard for their 2013 tour on Sunday, June 9 at 2:30 p.m.
The 60-member professional wind ensemble is comprised of musicians from across the eastern United States who perform unique concerts in which scripture is expounded and presented through art music. This summer’s concert, Celebrating God’s Faithfulness, is based on Psalm 100. The ensemble will perform works by Shostakovich, Bach, Williams, and Grainger. Tonya Castle of Louisa will join the ensemble singing hymns by Keith Getty and Stewart Townend.
Hazard native Dr. Scott Bersaglia founded the Sacred Winds Ensemble in 1997, and this summer marks the ensemble’s 16th anniversary. The ensemble has performed in several prestigious locations over the past five years including: A tour to Charleston, SC and the Paramount Art Center in Ashland in 2012; The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2011; the 2010 Kentucky Music Educators Association In-Service Conference; and the 2008 Church Music Conference in New Orleans, LA.
The Hazard concert will begin at 2:30 p.m. on June 9, and is sponsored by the Sacred Winds Foundation and come complimentary to the public. For more information, please visit www.sacredwinds.org or facebook.com/sacredwinds.