German ensemble visit Clive, Iowa

Come hear the world-famous Altenmedingen Posaunenchor brass ensemble perform as part of the worship services at Faith Lutheran Church, 10395 University Avenue, Clive, Iowa, USA, at 5 p.m. central daylight time August 4, and 8:30 and 10 a.m. central daylight time, August 5.


No polka dancing will be allowed, but the ensemble plans to present a program of classical brass music, folk music, popular tunes and religious music by such composers as George Phillipp Telemann, Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi and Matthias Nagel. Free-will offerings will be taken at the services.


The ensemble is comprised of young and old musicians. It consists of trumpets, trombones, baritone horns and tubas. The concerts are among several presented by the Altenmedingen, Germany brass ensemble while it is in the Des Moines area from July 31 through August 14. Other performances include a concert in Colby Park, concerts at farmers’ markets in West Des Moines and Waukee, a concert at Merle Hay Mall and an appearance at the Iowa State Fair. The concert is sponsored by the Polka Club of Iowa, Central Chapter.


To get to Faith Lutheran Church, located in the western part of the Des Moines, Iowa area, take Interstate-235 to the Valley West Drive exit. Go north on Valley West Drive to University Avenue and then go west. Faith Lutheran Church is by the Clive water tower, beyond the K-mart store. Parking is available at the church and the K-mart store.


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