Gabriel V Brass Ensemble Will Offer The Final Performance For The Season Of Praise Concert Series

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 24, 2009) — The Village Church at Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes the Gabriel V Brass Ensemble as the final concert in the 2008/2009 Season of Praise Concert Series. The performance will be held on Easter Sunday, April 12, at 6:15 p.m. in the Village Church auditorium on the Island at Shell Point.

Gabriel V offers the best in fanfare and solo brass works. As an ensemble with Gloriae Dei Artes, a foundation dedicated to the pursuit of beauty and truth in celebration of the arts, the passion and creativity of Gabriel V is evidenced by the lives of its members and their commitment to artistic excellence through detailed preparation in a spirit of mutual honesty, dignity, openness, and joy.

Gabriel V collaborates frequently with Gloriæ Dei Cantores choir and has toured 23 countries in Europe and Russia from London to Prague, Budapest to St. Petersburg, by invitation performing works by Gabrielli for the 900th anniversary celebration of Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Italy.

“The Season of Praise has been extremely successful this year with a variety of performers who entertained a widely diverse audience,” says Randy Woods, minister of worship and music for The Village Church. “Having Gabriel V as the final concert in this series is very exciting. They have been featured in numerous acclaimed recordings with Gloriæ Dei Cantores, highlighting their extensive and exciting repertoire.”

Tickets are now available to purchase and are $10 each. To purchase tickets or receive additional information about this performance, please call (239) 454-2147 or go to http://www.shellpoint.org/villagechurch/events.htm.

The Village Church at Shell Point is a ministry of the Christian and Missionary Alliance and serves a congregation of more than 600. The Village Church is located near the entrance to The Island at Shell Point and seats 1,000 people. Shell Point Retirement Community is a continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. Shell Point is a nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry.

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