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Mystic Brass Ensemble, Arlington’s community brass ensemble, inaugurated its seventh season 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023, at First Baptist Church, 819 Mass. Ave.

This season's program was titled "Sacred and Secular," according to the music director, Andrew Heath. The program includes music by the composers Giovanni Gabrieli, Eric Ewazen and Albert Cobine -- and includes two rarely performed triple brass choirs by Gabrieli.

Audience members of all ages were welcome. Proof of Covid vaccination and booster, for those eligible, was required to attend.

Admission was free with a suggested donation of $15 per person, at the door or online at

In an email to YourArlington, Heath wrote that in this show, "The ensemble explores raw musical passion for the great brass compositions of past and present in traditional and progressive programs."

Visit MBE online at, on Facebook @mysticbrassensemble, and on Instagram @mysticbrass.

June 2, 2023: Mystic Brass closes 6th season

This news announcement was published Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023, based on information from Andrew Heath, director of Mystic Brass Ensemble.