Cuivre! Returns to Oktoberfest!

Cuivre! Horn Choir, returned to play for the Oktoberfest dinner at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Affectionately known at the ‘Trombone Band’ in Turlock, the Horn Choir played a rousing selection of Oom-Pah music to the enjoyment of all.

And…we got treated to some excellent bratwurst and sauerkraut!

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Cuivre! Performs at the Kamanger Theater

On October 8, 2016, Cuivre! performed as part of the Merced’s Got Talent program at the Art Kamanger Theater

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Cuivre! members, from left to right: Ken Mackie, Marion Knight, Kathie Mackie, Jill Rowney, John Gottschalk

The program included a selection of the choir’s favorites: Fanfare from Rondeau by Moure; Canzon Seconda a Quattro, by Giovanni Gabrieli; Fughetta, by G. F. Handel; Fantasia on My Father’s World, Arranged by Ken Mackie; America the Beautiful, by Samuel A. Ward, Arranged by Kathie Mackie; and Jerico, Traditional Spiritual, Arranged by Ken Mackie.

Afterwards Merced’s foremost Alphornists John Gottschalk and Ken Mackie performed Echo-Rufe 1, by Hans-Jurg Sommer; Echo-Rufe 2, by Hans-Jurg Sommer; Alphornjagd, by Englebert Aschaber; and All is Well in the Valley, Traditional, Arranged by Ken Mackie.

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Alphornists John Gottschalk, left, and Ken Mackie, right, playing “Echo Rufe 1” on 12′ long Alphorns at the Art Kumanger Center in Merced, California.

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Merced’s premier Alphornists performing “Echo Rufe 2.”