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Millennia Consort is comprised of Presidio Brass: Steve O'Connor and Timothy J. Tesch, trumpet; Mike McCoy, French horn; Jeff Harrigan, trombone; and Scott Sutherland, tuba; with Alison J. Luedecke, organ and Beverly Reese Dorcy, percussion.
Consort member credits include: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, Los Angeles Opera, Pacific Symphony, San Diego Opera, Opera Pacific, and Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra to name a few. Member performance credits also include the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, traveling Broadway shows Lion King and Tommy, syndicated radio show “Pipedreams”, and the “Ellen DeGeneres Show”.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:
"Faces are still smiling in Hemet, where Millennia Consort treated an overflow crowd to a riveting musical feast. The Celtic Celebration repertoire was beautifully executed, and every musician engaging.
--Kathleen Kelly, Church of the Good Sheperd, Hemet, CA
“Let me say again Bravo! on last night's concert. I was just thrilled. Your programming was so creative, the blend of organ and brass was perfect, and your playing was exquisite. . . Thank you for an incredible program.”
--Bob Plimpton, Civic Organist emeritus, Spreckels Organ Pavillion, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA (of MillenniaConsort)
“Your playing was superb, and the ensemble playing was perfect. . . you could sense the tremendous enthusiasm of the crowds. Thank you, and your consort members, very, very much for helping to make our convention such a success.”
--Fred Swann, President, American Guild of Organists, Program Chair, AGO2004LA (of MillenniaConsort)
"By featuring the superb musicianship of Alison Luedecke and Susan Barrett, Binghamton University/State University of New York, was able to present to the Binghamton public a superb expression of duo music-making at its finest. The concert was performed with all of the elan and flair expected from two musicians of the highest caliber; the combination was musical and refined."
--Dr. Jonathan Biggers, Department Chair, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY (of MilenniaToo!)
"A concert by Alison Luedecke and Susan Barrett is a totally joyous experience. Their repertoire ranges from the pre-baroque to the contemporary and is performed with impeccable style and musicianship..."
--Robert Plimpton, Civic Organist Emeritus, Spreckels Organ Society, San Diego, CA (of MillenniaToo!)
“Millennia Too! performed a delightful recital. . . Their ensemble was excellent, the carefully chosen organ registrations complementing and contrasting with the oboe’s timbre. . .“
The workshop on Music for Organ & Instruments… “focused on practical aspects of musical 'partnerships', whether short- or long-term. The perspectives of both organist and instrumentalist on topics such as repertoire, tuning, and acoustics were especially insightful.”
--Jane Smith, The American Organist, May 2008
The Millennia Consort, California’s premiere "organ plus" ensemble, presents a unique concert experience with world-class musicians. We commission, perform and record exciting and appealing new music in addition to arrangements of music spanning the millennia. Millennia Consort presents the best of the new and the best of the old.
Alsion Luedecke, organist and co-founder of the Millennia Too!, hails from Galveston, Texas. She is active across the US as a solo concert organist and has played in France, Canada, Mexico and Germany. She has been heard numerous times on the nationally syndicated radio show Pipedreams. As an ensemble musician she has performed with the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Symphony Silicon Valley, and other chamber ensembles and symphonies. She is also the founder and organist with the highly acclaimed Millennia Consort. She earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Eastman School of Music as a student of David Craighead.
Millennia Consort is planning concerts for the coming season and will perform for the Baccalaureate Service for the Bishops School , La Jolla and the Pentecost Vigil Mass at Santa Sophia Catholic Church, Spring Valley, CA.
Alison and Scott have their debut duo concert together June 30, 2014 at University of Redlands.
Millennia Too! is no longer performing since oboist Susan Barrett retired from playing and moved to Oregon.