Christus Victor

Making Christ Known

We are an Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) congregation growing in the likeness of Christ by:

Worshiping, praying, and studying God’s word;
Being together with other people; and
Acting in faith through words and deeds both inside and outside our church walls.

Revelation Brass

Revelation Brass participates in worship services by presenting music for preludes, postludes, and communion as well as joining on anthems with Chancel Choir and Joy Bells.  Their participation in weddings is a highlight for a ceremony! 

Our Revelation Brass also presents concerts at Christus Victor and within the community for a variety of events, such as meetings, banquets, and charity functions. They have traveled outside the Chicago area for special-request performances. These concerts feature an exciting variety of sacred and secular music including show tunes, pop songs and jazz. At times, they even include vocal selections accompanied by the brass. 

History:

The Revelation Brass is a traditional brass quintet formed in 1998 at Christus Victor Lutheran Church. It is composed mostly of “non-music majors” who really enjoy playing at a reasonably high level, but have to work for a living.  We practice once a week and play 20-25 church services and other gigs every year.  From the beginning, we have opened the group to talented High School students.

Repertoire:

Our repertoire has evolved over the years from traditional hymns and classical literature to Gospel, Showtunes, Big Band, Dixieland, and a host of other styles of music.  And as we have evolved as a musical group, the level of play and difficulty of the music we are able to perform has improved – opening the door to a wider variety of music.

Booking:

Revelation Brass is available for weddings, Christmas concerts, and other functions on a limited basis. We will also consider free performances for Senior Residential Centers and like groups. To inquire about us playing for you, contact Chip Blanding at Chip.Blanding@CVLutheran.org.

Performers (from left): Gary Dowty, Trumpet, Kathy Gentes, French Horn, Chip Blanding, Tuba, Mark Hastings, Trombone, David Barton, Trumpet, Dan Spees, Trumpet, Andy Briggs, Trombone (not pictured)

Performers (from left): Gary Dowty, Trumpet, Kathy Gentes, French Horn, Chip Blanding, Tuba, Mark Hastings, Trombone, David Barton, Trumpet, Dan Spees, Trumpet, Andy Briggs, Trombone (not pictured)