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Is the wind band – with its varied assortment of reeds (so much richer than the reeds of the symphony orchestra), its complete saxophone family that is found nowhere else ... its army of brass – not the equal of any medium ever conceived? As a vehicle of deeply emotional expression it seems to me unrivalled.

- Percy Grainger

Our final concert

of the 2023—2024 season:

Take Me to Church!

3 PM Sunday June 2, 2024
300 Hammond Pond Parkway Auditorium
Chestnut Hill MA 02467

Featuring Dan Calloway, Tenor



Click on the poster or here to read program notes for this concert.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Newton Cultural Council for our program of June 4, 2023.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Newton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.



Boston’s Premier Community Wind Ensemble

The Charles River Wind Ensemble (CRWE) is the premiere community wind ensemble of the Greater Boston metropolitan area dedicated to the performance of classical and contemporary repertoire originally conceived for winds and percussion.  Our members are chosen through selective audition and represent a wide-variety of professions, backgrounds and ages.

Support CRWE


Donations from our patrons are vital for CRWE to continue.  CRWE is a 501(c)(3) organization (tax ID 04-3490372). Your tax-deductible donation can help us continue to bring music to the community.
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