Acclaim

The Seipp/Sheets Trumpet and Organ Duo

“You thought you were coming today to hear a trumpeter.  Wrong!  You heard a superb musician whose instrument happens to be the trumpet.  Six of them, as a matter of fact, were required for Dr. Chuck Seipp to achieve the various tone qualities that he was able to elicit from them.  Couple this with an equally-gifted organist, Dr. Randall Sheets, and you have a program that elicited an instantaneous standing ovation from a very excited audience.  All of this happened today at a L’Organo recital, part of Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC.”            Dr. Robert Gant / Chair, L’Organo 6/5/19

“The Seipp/Sheets Duo dazzled as they put on a beautifully crafted organ and trumpet recital that covered the entire gamut of repertoire from beloved favorites to even the serious music lovers’ delights. Seipp utilized a forest of trumpets, showed off his virtuosity, impeccable articulation, tremendous phrasing and musicality, and even juggling skills while Sheets pulled out all the stops, displaying great soloistic and collaborative abilities on organ and piano. A truly great performance!”
Randy Lee, Professor of Trumpet, The University of Florida

“The audience loved the masterful artistry of this trumpet/organ duo. It was the highlight of our concert series.”
Gary Lamb, Commander (Retired), The United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own”

“You are two of the finest performers anywhere. Fabulous recital from the first note to the last. You are such virtuoso yet incredibly sensitive musicians and everything you play complements the other. What a treat for all of us to see and hear what really is possible and talk about versatility! Your sound is so beautiful and flows so fluently. I have no words to adequately describe what I heard from your duo. Your dazzling technique doesn’t seem technical, just rich, glorious sound.”
Carter Eggers, Professor of Trumpet, Eastern Michigan University, Retired

“Fantastic musicianship, great programming…the audience was blown away”
Jo Hodgin, Commissioner, Virginia Commission for the Arts

“The Seipp/Sheets Duo played with sensitivity and brio, with comic glee and utter seriousness, with thoughtful attention to musical tradition and an eye to contemporary composition and nuance. They left the audience wishing for more.”
Mark Looker, Director, Kreft Arts Program, Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI

 “The abilities of this consummate musical duo to connect with the audience on both emotional  and intellectual levels provided the foundation for an inspiring performance epitomizing the very highest standards of programming, musicianship, & musical integrity.”
Roger Stoner, Professor of Music (Trumpet), Retired, University of Kansas

“The Seipp/Sheets Duo presented a splendid concert program, combining tremendous instrumental technique and artistry in all respects along with engaging programming. The balanced program delivered something to appeal to listeners of all types. Wonderful!”
John Helgen, Director/Composer/Arranger, Roseville Lutheran Church, Roseville, MN

 Sunday’s recital at Ft. Myer’s Old Post Chapel was an absolutely stunning triumph. Seipp met every musical challenge with a brilliant technique and gorgeous tone, switching among his array of trumpets with aplomb. Sheets proved to be not only a sympathetic partner at the organ and piano but also a virtuoso soloist in his own right.”
Roy Guenther, Professor Emeritus, Executive Associate Dean Emeritus, GWU, DC 

The Seipp/Sheets Duo varied, exciting and virtuoso performance and their ability to relate with their audience are only a few of the superlative attributes of this duo. Audiences leave with smiles on their faces knowing that they have heard music making of the highest caliber.”
Steven Cooksey, Organ Professor Emeritus, Shenandoah Conservatory

“It was my pleasure to enjoy the Seipp/Sheets Trumpet and Organ Duo recently at First Presbyterian Church, Saginaw, MI.   They are extremely sensitive to each other’s role in this collaborative effort, and there were times that I could not tell who was playing what. That speaks well to Randall Sheets’s use of the organ and to Chuck Seipp’s role as the solo instrumentalist. Their program featured music of many different styles and periods of music for trumpet and organ and was very well received by the audience. This is no ordinary collaboration of musicians: they are well worth hearing if they are performing in your area.”
Steven Egler, Professor of Music Emeritus (Organ), Central Michigan University

“Your stunning arrangements and variety of repertoire made the evening memorable for everyone. Our community is still talking about your wonderful performance.”
David Reynolds, Department Head, Trumpet Professor, South Dakota State University

“Chuck and Randy refreshed us, inspired us and filled our space with a wonderful combination of an excellent musical presentation and enthusiasm for their art.”
Catherine Nance, Director of Music, St. John’s United Methodist, Aiken, SC

 A great musical compliment to one another, combined a fantastic musical force. Your performance of ‘Elegy’ will be in my mind’s eye and ears for years to come” 
Jeffery Honoré, Director of Music, Holy Apostles Catholic Parish, New Berlin, WI

“Our audience loved your performance, our best concert ever! An amazing and wonderfully crafted program that ended on such a high and emotional note with the salute to veterans”
Frank Zimmerman, Concert Series Chair, Bethany Lutheran Church, Crystal Lake, IL

“An amazing concert! Astonishing musicianship coupled with your humble hearts exceeded all expectations!”
Craig Williams, Organist/Choirmaster,
United States Military Academy, West Point, NY

“The Seipp/Sheets Duo provided an afternoon of stellar music and convivial entertainment for our concert series in Saginaw. Chuck and Randy are consummate professionals who play with a superb degree of musicianship. The tribute to our veterans was particularly moving. I had a church member tell me that she was brought to tears by the Armed Forces Medley. Thank you for a most memorable afternoon!”
Collin Whitfield, Director of Music Ministries, First Presbyterian Church, Saginaw, MI 

“Thank you for the wonderful tour de force concert you presented in Brevard. Your terrific program was performed with such great skill, technique and musicality. The salute to the veterans was greatly appreciated by those in attendance. Again, my appreciation for your superb performance!”
Charlie Steele, Director/Organist,
Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church, Brevard, NC

“You guys were FANTASTIC! Every place I turn people are still RAVING about it. Your recital is being called a New York night! Thanks to you and Chuck for such stimulating playing. Two great artists make for an unbelievably thrilling evening.”
James Kriewald, Organist Christ Episcopal Church,
Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA