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Music's Great Bounty: 12 Heroic Marches for Organ and Trumpet

St. Ignatius Church

St. Ignatius Church Music's Great Bounty:  12 Heroic Marches for Organ and Trumpet

The second concert in the Virtual Virtuosos Winter Concert Series at St. Ignatius Church with Simon Berry, Director of Music and Liturgy at St. Dominic's in San Francisco and Scott Macomber, Third Trumpet with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra.

Simon Berry is a native of Bristol, UK, and from a family of organists. He was organ scholar at University of Warwick before taking up a conducting scholarship at the Royal College of Music, London. He moved to the Bay Area in 1996 and since 2002 he has been Director of Music and Liturgy at St. Dominic’s in San Francisco. The Schola Cantorum is widely recognized as the premiere Catholic Choir in the Bay Area. He has been Dean of the San Francisco Chapter of The American Guild of Organists and is a Fellow of the Society of St. Cecilia. His appearances on the video “Restoring the Pipe Organ of St. Dominic’s Church” have won a Gold Award from International Aurora Awards and Top Award Silver Statuette from International Telly Awards. Simon also acts as a project consultant for Letourneau Pipe Organs. In 2015 he made his debut with San Francisco Opera as organ soloist in Sweeney Todd.

San Francisco Bay Area trumpeter Scott Macomber is in demand on the stage, in the pit and recording studio. He has served as Acting Second Trumpet of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra since 2016 as well as maintaining permanent positions with the California Symphony, Santa Rosa Symphony, Sacramento Philharmonic and Napa Valley Symphony. Scott frequently appears with the San Francisco Symphony, with whom he has served as Acting Third Trumpet, and the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. A busy recording artist, Scott is frequently at Skywalker Ranch to appear on video game and film soundtracks as well as commercial albums.

As an educator Scott maintains a private home (and virtual) teaching studio in addition to serving on the faculties of California State University, East Bay and Saint Mary’s College of California. He holds degrees from Northwestern University and San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

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Twelve Heroic Marches


Simon Berry

Organ Soloist

Scott Macomber

Trumpet Soloist