Bring in the brass:  The Fargo Moorhead Symphony’s Chamber Music Series Holiday Brass program will be at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes on Dec. 7.

The Fargo Moorhead Symphony’s Chamber Music Series Holiday Brass program, an annual tradition, has added a performance in Detroit Lakes this year!  Holy Rosary Catholic Church, located at 1043 Lake Ave., will be hosting the concert on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at 7 p.m. 

Sure to be a glorious start to the festive winter season, this wonderful program features the mighty trumpets, horns, trombones, tuba, and principal percussionists of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony.  Together with guest organist Scott Mehlhaff, director of music and 0rganist at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, they will bring classical masterpieces and contemporary holiday favorites to life for audiences of all ages.

The concert will include pieces such as, “Feierlicher Einzug” (with organ) by Richard Strauss, “Grand Choeur Dialogue” (with organ) by Hernri Gigout, “Canzona Duodecimi Toni” (with organ) by Giovanni Gabrielli, “Hark The Herald Angels Sing” (with organ) arranged by DiLorenzo, “Three French Carols” arranged by Belmont Louis Claude Daquin, Christmas Toons, arranged by DiLorenzo, and “Angels We Have Heard on High” (with organ) arranged by Wachner, and more.

“Scott and I are thrilled to welcome the FM Symphony Holiday Brass to perform for the Detroit Lakes Community at Holy Rosary, this year,” said Chris Holland-Mehlhaff. Chris and her husband, Scott Mehlhaff, own and operate The Lodge on Lake Detroit plus share a common passion for performing music and for supporting the arts. Chris remarked, Scott has been organist at Holy Rosary for 28 years and I have played in the FMSO horn section for 31 years.”

The new pipe organ at Holy Rosary, unveiled in 2016, was built by Moe Pipe Organ Company of Wadena.  The organ required about 4,500 hours of labor to construct and install.  The console contains over 160 stops plus over 100 other controls. It is comprised of 63 ranks of pipes totaling about 4,000 individual pipes. The pipes are located on opposite sides of the church, which, when simultaneously utilized, surrounds listeners with antiphonal sounds and colors

Holiday Brass tickets are $15 Adults / $10 Students.  Purchase at the door beginning at 6 p.m. (cash or check only) or online at  All general admission seating.


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