The Rush County Chorale, directed by David Doyle, will present its Christmas concert on Dec. 7 and 8. It will include motets, hymns, and carols as well as its major piece, Gwyneth Walker’s Alpha and Omega accompanied by a brass ensemble featuring Rick Williams, T.R. Campbell, Heather Campbell, and special guest Rushville native Terri (Wiley) Ewigleben on trumpet in her second performance with the Chorale.
Ewigleben was born in Rushville and lived in Milroy before moving to Chicago at the age of five. She moved back to Rushville when a freshman in high school and performed with the RCHS band under the direction of Robert McGinnis. She then attended ISU, studied elementary music education, and currently teaches at Roby Elementary MSD of Wayne Township on the west side of Indianapolis. She enjoys sharing her passion with children and helping them discover who they are through music.
She currently performs in her 35th year as principal trumpet with the Lafayette Symphony orchestra. She has toured with symphonies to New York; Billings, Montana; and Michigan; and with the Basement Brass Quintet throughout Europe and the United States. Additionally, she performed Bach Magnificat with the Lafayette Master Chorale in the Chamber Orchestra and directed the children’s choir at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church for 25 years.
Terri is a longtime friend of Rushville’s own Nancy Mitchell, who was instrumental in convincing her to share her talents with the Chorale. Terri is married with two children and three grandchildren, and in her very spare time, she enjoys baking and gardening and is looking forward to performing in her home town.
Plan to attend at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 or 2:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 512 N. Perkins Street, Rushville. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door or from any Chorale member.