Trio Con Brio
Trio con Brio explores new musical possibilities with their unique approach using three organs to perform original transcriptions and musical works from all time periods. Trio con Brio was originally founded with lifelong friends Jonas Nordwall, Donna Parker and Tom Hazleton, with Martin Ellis as the understudy. With Tom's untimely passing in 2006, Martin became the official third member of Trio con Brio, and they continue the tradition of celebrating diverse musical backgrounds to create critically acclaimed, one-of-a-kind performances. Their CD "In the Key of Three" received critical acclaim and rave reviews.
Jonas serves as Organist and Artistic Music Director of First United Methodist Church in Portland, Oregon, a position held since 1971. He is also the Organist for the Oregon Symphony Orchestra and concertizes worldwide. Donna serves as Associate Organist of First United Methodist Church in Portland, enjoys active concert and recording schedule, and serves on the ATOS national board of directors.
Both artists hold the honor of being named Organist of the Year by the American Theatre Organ Society. Martin is Organist and Assistant Director of Music and Handbells at North United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, and serves as Senior Staff Organist/Pianist and Staff Arranger for the Indianapolis Children's Choir and Youth Chorale. He appeared as organ soloist with the Indianapolis Symphony and Carmel Symphony Orchestras, and has many published pieces for choir and instrumentalists with Hal Leonard and Colla Voce Publishing Companies.
Trio Con Brio
Concerts "In The Key Of Three"
P.O. Box 6103
Aloha, Oregon 97007-0103
donna_parker [at] comcast.net
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