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Join us as Grace Church welcomes organist Lisa Galoci with Phil Snedecor, trumpet as guest artists for Bach at Noon on Tuesday 3 October at 12:20 p.m.

Prelude in E flat Major (“St. Anne”), BWV 552

Kommst du nun, Jesu vom Himmel herunter, BWV 650
Organ and Trumpet

Siciliano, from flute Sonata No. 2, BWV1031, arr. Phil Snedecor
Organ and Trumpet

Concerto n D Major (after Vivaldi), BWV 972
Allegro; Andante; Allegro assai
Organ and Trumpet

Fugue in E Flat Major (“St. Anne”), BWV, 552

Head shot BWLisa Galoci is currently serving as organist at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Reston, Virginia. She has also served at Trinity Episcopal in Arlington, Virginia, Messiah United Methodist in Springfield, Virginia and Grace United Methodist in Manassas, Virginia. Lisa began her organ studies in 1982 with William Neil of the National Symphony Orchestra and the National Presbyterian Church. She continued her studies at Michigan State University with Corliss Arnold, University of Michigan with James Kibbie, and The Juilliard School with Leonard Raver, organist with the New York Philharmonic. She has also coached locally with Eric Suter and Paul Leavitt. She has worked with brass musicians extensively, performing several concerts with Chuck Seipp, former trumpet soloist with The U.S. Army Band and professor at Shenandoah Conservatory. Venues have included National City Christian Church in Washington, D.C., Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington, D.C., Grace United Methodist Church in Manassas, VA and Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Herndon, VA. She has also presented concerts with A. Scott Wood of the Amadeus Concerts at National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C.; The Brass of Peace under the direction of her father Gilbert H. Mitchell at The National Cathedral; and a recital with Jeffrey Work, Principal Trumpet of the Portland Symphony Orchestra, at Cherrydale United Methodist Church in Arlington, Virginia. Ensemble work has included performances of Handel’s Messiah, the Faure and Rutter Requiems, Rutter’s Mass of the Children, Bach’s Magnificat, and Daniel Gawthrop’s “This Child This King.” She has performed for the Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and for the combined D.C. area AGO chapters during the annual Bach Marathon at Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church. She is the recipient of a Semi-Finalist award in music from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. She lives in Manassas with her husband and two children.

_MG_1360Former Baltimore Symphony Orchestra member Phil Snedecor has been an driving presence in the Baltimore, MD and Washington DC area for over 25 years. He is the co-founder of the Washington Symphonic Brass, the DC Pops Orchestra, and Capitol Brassworks, and is orchestra contractor for Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. He is a former faculty member at The Peabody Conservatory, George Mason University and at Towson University, and has written a series of brass etude books that are required repertoire at many colleges and conservatories. His arrangements and compositions have been performed throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Phil attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where he received the prestigious Performers Certificate and was a member of the premiere brass quintet, the Canterbury Brass. While earning his degrees in trumpet performance and literature, he also studied arranging and composition with Professor Rayburn Wright, formerly arranger for Radio City Music Hall. He has held one year positions with the National Symphony, the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra and the Baltimore Opera. He is Principal Trumpet of the Harrisburg (PA) Symphony Orchestra and former Co-Principal Trumpet in the Concert Artists of Baltimore. Mr. Snedecor has performed and toured throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.

In 1993 Mr. Snedecor and National Symphony Principal Trombonist Milton Stevens co-founded The Washington Symphonic Brass, a 17-piece professional brass ensemble. They perform regularly for the Washington National Cathedral, St. Matthew’s Cathedral, the Basilica at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and with the Washington Choral Arts Society at the Kennedy Center. They were the official instrumental ensemble for the Papal visit of 2008 in Washington DC and are heard regularly in their own concert series in DC, Maryland and Virginia. Their critically acclaimed CDs are available on the Summit and Warner Classics labels. Phil’s innovative programming and arranging for the WSB has led to several guest conductor appearances, most recently with the River City Brass Band (Pittsburgh) and the Breckenridge (CO) Brass.

As a show player, he has performed in the touring productions of Guys & Dolls, Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan, Evita and West Side Story. He has recorded under the RCA, CBS, Gothic, Koss, and Summit labels. Phil’s solo CDs, The Lyrical Trumpet I and II are also available on the Summit Label.

In 2012, Mr. Snedecor founded the DC Pops Orchestra, a 30-piece ensemble featuring some of the best Jazz and crossover artists in the region. This group has provided music for the elite of Washington in prestigious venues such at the National Building Museum and Mellon Auditorium.