Trumpet/Organ Duo

Seipp/Sheets Duo

As you begin to plan programs for the 2018 – 2019 season, we hope you will consider inviting the Seipp / Sheets Trumpet and Organ Duo to perform.  The Instrument of Kings meets the King of Instruments with trumpeter Chuck Seipp and organist Randall Sheets. Each musician is an accomplished soloist and seasoned performer; combined, their artistry fully resonates with the majesty and opulence of this genre. Trumpet and organ have a natural affinity for one another, which is evident in the exquisite interpretations of Dr. Seipp and Dr. Sheets.

Randall Sheets, Ceremonial Organist for Arlington National Cemetery and active concert organist and pianist, performs frequently as a soloist and collaborator. Together with Shenandoah Conservatory Professor and Sergeant Major (Retired) Chuck Seipp from The United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own”, their diverse programs offer a variety of classical, virtuoso, lyrical, and humorous works proven to entertain and engage audiences, as well as a memorable tribute to Veterans and the Military.

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We would love to hear from you about Concert Series in your region where our programs may be of interest.  Thank you for your consideration and please feel free to contact us for any additional information.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Chuck Seipp
703-517-0670
chuckseipp@gmail.com
Randall Sheets
540-842-4450
randallksheets@gmail.com

See us live on our archived performance at the Franciscan Monastery in Washington DC.

Three Seipp/Sheets Duo CDs available on request.

*LISTEN TO A YOUTUBE PLAYLIST FROM OUR TWO RECENT CD’S https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhn36dMRc_jLxwsfW8R_poZumpDEk6KMl

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Seipp/Sheets Trumpet and Organ Duo

“What They Say”

“The audience loved the masterful artistry of this trumpet/organ duo. It was the highlight of our concert series.”                                                                                                                                                       Gary Lamb-Commander (Retired), The United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own”

“The abilities of this consummate musical duo to connect with the audience on both emotional  and intellectual levels provided the foundation for an inspiring performance epitomizing the very highest standards of programming, musicianship, and musical integrity.”                                                                                                                                                                       Roger Stoner-Professor of Music (Trumpet), Retired, University of Kansas

“The Seipp/Sheets Duo presented a splendid concert program, combining tremendous technique and artistry in all respects along with engaging programming. A balanced program delivered something to appeal to all listeners.”   Terrific evening!                                         John Helgen-Director/Composer/Arranger, Roseville Lutheran Church, Roseville, MN

Sunday’s recital at Ft. Myer’s Old Post Chapel was an absolutely stunning triumph. Seipp met every musical challenge with a brilliant technique and gorgeous tone, switching among his array of trumpets with aplomb. Sheets proved to be not only a sympathetic partner at the organ and piano but also a virtuoso soloist in his own right.”                                                              Roy Guenther-Professor Emeritus Music and Executive Associate Dean, GWU, DC

“Fantastic musicianship, great programming…the audience was blown away”                            Jo Hodgin, Commissioner~Virginia Commission for the Arts

The Seipp/Sheets Duo varied, exciting and virtuoso performance and their ability to relate with their audience are only a few of the superlative attributes of this duo. Audiences leave with smiles on their faces knowing that they have heard music making of the highest caliber. Steven Cooksey-Organ Professor Emeritus, Shenandoah Conservatory 

“Your stunning arrangements and variety of repertoire made the evening memorable for everyone. Our community is still talking about your wonderful performance.”                       David Reynolds-Department Head, Trumpet Professor, South Dakota State University

“Chuck and Randy refreshed us, inspired us and filled our space with a wonderful combination of an excellent musical presentation and enthusiasm for their art.”       Catherine Nance-Director of Music, St. John’s United Methodist, Aiken, SC

“The concert was fabulous last night! I love seeing the organ put to good use, and played as it is intended. My band students were “blown away” by your playing! Randall’s performance was brilliant! Your performance was extraordinary. We all loved it!”                                                  Ed Richards-Director of Music/Bandmaster, Randolph-Macon Academy, VA 

A great musical compliment to one another, combined a fantastic musical force. Your    performance of ‘Elegy’ will be in my mind’s eye and ears for years to come”                                        Jeffery Honoré-Director of Music, Holy Apostles Catholic Parish, New Berlin, WI

“Our audience loved your performance, our best concert ever! An amazing and wonderfully crafted program that ended on such a high and emotional note with the salute to veterans” Frank Zimmerman-Concert Series Chair, Bethany Lutheran Church, Crystal Lake, IL

“An amazing concert! Astonishing musicianship coupled with your humble hearts exceeded all expectations!”                                                                                                                                                         Craig Williams-Organist/Choirmaster, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY

“Thank you for the wonderful tour de force concert you presented in Brevard. Your terrific program was performed with such great skill, technique and musicality. The salute to the veterans was greatly appreciated by those in attendance. Again, my appreciation for your superb performance!”                                                                                                                                               Charlie Steel-Director/Organist, Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church, NC

“You guys were FANTASTIC! Every place I turn people are still RAVING about it. Your recital is being called a New York  night! Thanks to you and Chuck for such stimulating playing. Two great artists make for an unbelievably thrilling evening.”                                                                 James Kriewald-Organist Christ Episcopal Church, Shenandoah University, VA

Bios:

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Trumpeter Chuck Seipp joined the faculty of the Shenandoah University Conservatory of Music fall of 2013 as Adjunct Associate Professor of Trumpet. He was Visiting Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Texas Tech University from August 2012 to May 2013 and prior to that, performed extensively throughout the United States and abroad as member of The United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own” retiring in 2012, culminating his 32-year career as Concert Band Group Leader. Sergeant Major Seipp performed in national, presidential and historical world events, concerts and special events in Washington, D.C. as well as funerals and wreath laying ceremonies at the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. He performed with the Concert Band, Orchestra, Ceremonial Band, Herald Trumpets, Brass Quintet and was a featured soloist. Chuck has toured and recorded solo trumpet and organ repertoire throughout Europe with world–renowned organist Diane Bish—appearing regularly on her “Joy of Music” television series as trumpet soloist as well as several performances with The U.S. Army Brass Quintet. Through CJ Seipp Music Publications, he markets his own brass arrangements, many of which have been played and recorded by the Canadian Brass Quintet, The U.S. Army Brass Quintet and many groups around the world. Chuck’s recording project of The Wedding Book, a collection of his own arrangements, has proven to be a valuable resource for organists and trumpet players. As an active teacher, soloist, clinician and performer; he has performed locally with the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington Opera House Orchestra, Washington Ballet Orchestra, Washington Bach Consort, and leads The Commonwealth Brass Quintet. Chuck holds an Undergraduate Music Education degree from The University of Kansas and both Master and Doctoral degrees in Trumpet Performance from The Catholic University of America. Focus and enjoyment for the past several years has been traveling the country performing concerts with colleague Randall Sheets, Arlington Cemetery Ceremonial Organist, as the Seipp/Sheets Duo. Chuck is a Yamaha Performing Artist.

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Randall Sheets began his musical studies in piano and organ while growing up in North Carolina. He holds degrees from Wittenberg University and Bowling Green State University, and received his doctorate from the University of Maryland. Throughout his graduate study Dr. Sheets taught at the University of Maryland and the Smithsonian Institution, and later taught at the Levine School of Music, the National Cathedral School, and the Landon School. His scholarly work includes several published articles and many lecture-recitals. In 1986, he was awarded the Liszt Commemorative Medal by the Hungarian Minister of Culture for his work as Festival Director of the Franz Liszt Centennial Celebration held in Washington, D.C.   Dr. Sheets has been Ceremonial Organist for Arlington National Cemetery for the past twenty years, where he performs over 1000 services a year in the historic Old Post Chapel and the Memorial Chapel. He performs frequently with trumpeter Chuck Seipp in the Seipp/Sheets Trumpet and Organ Duo. In addition, he is the Organist/Music Director at Culpeper Baptist Church, and Organist for the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Mount Vernon. Concert appearances as an organist include programs at Washington National Cathedral, The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, West Point Cadet Chapel, National City Christian Church, The Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, St. Luke’s Catholic Church, McLean, and historic Bruton Parish in Williamsburg, Virginia as well as churches in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Carolina, South Carolina, Iowa and South Dakota.

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Trumpet and Organ Concert Performances

2018

Mar 18 – Franciscan Monastery, DC 4PM, Commonwealth & National Brass & Organ Concert

Apr 15 – Culpeper Baptist Church 4PM, National Brass Quintet & Organ Concert

Apr 22 – Cedar Lane Unitarian Church 4PM, Bethesda, MD, National  Brass & Organ Concert

May 22 – St. Louis King of France 12:35, St. Paul, Minnesota

May 24 – First Presbyterian Church 7PM, Red Wing, Minnesota

May 25 – Roseville Lutheran Church 7PM, Roseville, Minnesota

May 21-28 – TBD tour venues in the Minneapolis, MN area

June 3 – Washington National Cathedral 5:15PM, Washington, DC

Sept 9 – St. Alban’s Episcopal Church 4PM, Annandale VA

Oct 8 – Village at Orchard Ridge AGO Event, Winchester, VA

Oct 28 – Culpeper Baptist Church 4PM

Nov 6 – Trumpet Masterclass Michigan State University 6-8PM

Nov 7 – Peoples Church 7:30PM, East Lansing, MI

Nov 9 – Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church 7:30PM, Dearborn, MI

Nov 10 – First Presbyterian Church 4PM, Saginaw, MI

Nov 11 – Concordia University 7PM, Ann Arbor, MI

2019

March 10 – First Presbyterian Church 5PM, Savannah Georgia

Mar 13 – TBD University of Florida, Gainesville

Mar 15 – TBD Bald Head Island, NC

March  17 –  First Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, Florida

April 3 – TBD  Performing Arts Center, Akron, Iowa

April 5 – Dordt College 7:30 PM, Sioux Center, Iowa

May 23 – Trinity Lutheran Church, 7:30PM Topeka, Kansas

May 24 – TBD Country Club Christian Church 7:30PM, Kansas City

May 25 – TBD First Presbyterian Church 4PM, Warrensburg, Missouri

May 26 – Kings Way United Methodist Church 3PM, Springfield Missouri

2017

Nov 11- Bryson City United Methodist Church, NC

Nov 10 – The Village Chapel, Bald Head Island, NC

Nov 5 – First Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC

Nov 3 – Brevard-Davidson Presbyterian Church, Brevard, NC

Oct 29 – Culpeper Baptist Church, Culpeper, VA

Sept 30 – Shenandoah Conservatory Goodson Recital Hall, Winchester, VA

Sept 11 – Village at Orchard Ridge AGO Event, Winchester, VA

Mar 26 –  Franciscan Monastery Concert Series, Washington, DC

May 7 – Goodwin House Concert Series, Baileys Crossroads, VA

2016

Nov 11 – First Congregational Church, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Nov 10 – First United Methodist Church, Brookings, South Dakota

Nov 8 – Birdie and Carol Harris School of Performing Arts, Akron, Iowa

Nov 6 – St. John’s United Methodist Church, Aiken, South Carolina

Oct 30 – Old Post Chapel, Fort Myer, Virginia

Oct 20 – Randolph-Macon Military Academy, Front Royal, Virginia

Aug 28 – Christ Episcopal Church, Winchester, VA

June 16 – Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, VA

2015

Nov 15 – Bethany Lutheran Church, Chicago, Illinois

Nov 14 – Holy Apostles Catholic Church, New Berlin, Wisconsin

Nov 8 – West Point Military Academy Cadet Chapel, West Point, New York

Oct 23 – Fairfax City Concert Series, Fairfax, Virginia

Oct 4 – Bradford Street United Methodist Church, Winchester, Virginia

2014

Jan 5 – Christmas in the Old Post Chapel, Fort Myer, Virginia

Oct 18 – Westminster-Canterbury Center, Winchester, Virginia

Mar 13 – Memorial Chapel Concert Series, Fort Myer, Virginia

2013

Nov 10 – Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Winchester, Virginia

Oct 6 – Organ Dedication Concert, Memorial Chapel, Fort Myer, Virginia