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About the Artist

William Berry (Spokane) is founder and music director of Clarion, a 13-member brass choir, which has been performing since 1992. In 2000, Clarion recorded a compact disc entirely comprised of Berry’s Christmas and holiday arrangements, entitled Nutcracker Suite Dreams. Additionally, Berry has recently released Angels, a large-scale work for chorus, brass, percussion, and organ. Berry’s work has been commissioned and/or performed by many organizations, including Canadian Brass, Spokane Symphony, Gonzaga University Wind Ensemble, Eastern Washington University Trumpet Ensemble, New York Philharmonic (with the Canadian Brass), Philadelphia Orchestra (with the Canadian Brass), and Whitworth College Symphony.

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