Art Hop Anniversary!

Cuivre! celebrated its third anniversary with a performance in Gottschalk’s Music Center on October 17.

The performance opened with a set of Alphorn duets played by founding members Ken Mackie and John Gottschalk. Then the horn choir put on a show of Oktoberfest music arranged for horn choir, followed by more classical horn literature.

Playing this year were members (in alphabetical order): John Gottschalk, Marleen Isleib, Adrienne Lopes, Ken Mackie, and Kathie Mackie.

Cuivre! will perform next at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Turlock on Sunday, October 25, 2015 as part of their Oktoberfest celebration.


A Hot Time at the Atwater Fall Festival

Cuivre! had a hot time playing at the Atwater Fall Festival again this year. Literally. Temperatures were in the upper 90’s by the time the horn choir hit the stage.

The group opened with a set of Oktoberfest music, adding the Bohemian Polka to their repertoire. The second half of their performance consisted of more traditional fare, including the popular Fanfare from Rondeau by Moret and finishing with BJ’s favorite, Jerico.

Cuivre Performs at Park Merced

Cuivre! finished its Spring 2015 season with a performance at the Park Merced Assisted Living Facility in Merced, California. Selections included

Fanfare from Rondeau by Mouret; Hornpipe; Can-can; Hymn to the Night; Fantasia on This is My Father’s World; Amazing Grace; Le Rendevous de Chasse; Mon Coeur se Recommande a Vous; Come Again, Sweet Love Does Now Invite; Dueling French Horns; and The Drunken Dutchman

Cuivre! Performed at Merced College

On Friday, April 25, 2015, Cuivre! performed as a featured group at the Merced College Band’s Spring Concert. After auditioning for Director Mark Doiel, the group was invited to perform. Cuivre! played “Fanfare from Rondeau” by Moret, Handel’s “Hornpipe”, and an arrangement of Offenbach’s “Galop Infernal” from “Orpheus in the Underworld”, more popularly known as “Can-can”.

Merced Mall Performances, December 2014

Cuivre! made its second annual appearance at the Merced Mall this past holiday season.

Performing at Merced Mall, Dec. 2014

Ken, John, Marleen, Adrienne, BJ, Brenda and Gwynne played a wide variety of Holiday music to an appreciative crowed of shoppers.






Gwynne (2)

Adrienne, Marleen & John

Performing at the Merced Mall, 2014

We Three Kings

Merced Mall, 2014

Selections included:
Carol of the Bells
March from the Nutcracker Suite
Dona Nobis Pacem
Angels We Have Heard on High
Of the Father’s Love Begotten
We Three Kings
Joy to the World
Cantique de Noel
Christmas Lullabies
Deck the Halls ala Bach
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Hallelujah Chorus