The Ensemble

The Arcadia Brass Quintet, Arcadia Brass Quintet - photobased in New York City, is a professional group of trumpets, horn, and trombones that has earned a reputation as a top-notch concert ensemble. Our performances combine excitement with elegance, grace and gusto. The Quintet has appeared in Manhattan at St. Patrick's Cathedral, the Museum of Natural History, and the Park Avenue Christmas Tree Lighting; in Long Island's Manhasset Gazebo Concert Series; in Brooklyn on Sacred Hearts & St. Stephen's Christmas Album & Concerts, as well as the Heroic Flourishes Concert with organist Gregory Eaton at St. Ann & The Holy Trinity.  As a Brass Octet, we've performed with the Collegiate Chorale throughout the New York area. In recent years, the Arcadia Brass has developed and presented a variety of themed programs, including the Italian Renaissance, Victorian England, and modern Americana.  Each program is specially tailored to the unique community where it was performed. While we specialize in concerts, we also have extensive experience performing music for weddings.  Having a real concert ensemble for your wedding makes a very big difference!  Far from being mere weekend trumpeters, the Arcadia Brass provides a first-rate performance every time!  Click here to contact the Arcadia Brass.

The Trumpeters (Our Leaders)

Arcadia Brass Trumpets - PhotoArcadia Brass is led by trumpet players Angela Gosse and Jim Lake. Both Angela and Jim have active careers as soloists, chamber musicians, and orchestral performers.  You can read more about them below...

Angela Gosse

Angela is a founding member of the Arcadia Brass Quintet.  She is a featured soloist on the Sacred Hearts and St. Stephen (Brooklyn) concert series, and has given many solo recitals, including at Manhattan's Church of the Transfiguration with organist Claudia Dumschat. In addition to recitals, her recent solo activities include playing Bach’s Cantata 51 with Sinfonia Celestis in Staten Island and Pelham.  Angela has played chamber music on several concert series including at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.  She is an active member of the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra and has played concerts for Yamaha Artist Services International.  In recent years Angela has performed with the New World Symphony in Miami and the Pan Asian Orchestra at Lincoln Center. She performs and records with the Gramercy Brass Orchestra of New York.  Angela performed with the New England Symphonic Ensemble at Carnegie Hall, played Mahler’s 2nd Symphony with the AAC orchestra in the General Assembly of the United Nations, and continues to perform with Dicapo opera.  She has been a featured soloist at churches all around New York and New Jersey, playing for special occasions, holidays and weddings.  Angela received her Master of Music Degree from the Manhattan School of Music and her Bachelor’s from New England Conservatory of Music. Her teachers included Chris Gekker and Tim Morrison.  For more information and recordings, visit Angela's website here.

Jim Lake

Arcadia-Brass-Trumpet-Soloist_Jim-LakeTrumpeter Jim Lake is active as an orchestral performer and recording artist.  Jim has recently been the featured trumpet soloist with both the Metro Chamber Orchestra and One World Symphony.  He has also just completed recording a new CD with Chris Brubeck and the Gramercy Brass Orchestra of New York. Recent concert appearances include performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater, at Carnegie Hall with the New England Symphonic Ensemble, at Lincoln Center with the Pan-Asian Symphony, and throughout the New York City area with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, the Gramercy Brass Orchestra, One World Symphony, the Ibex Chamber Orchestra, the Metro Chamber Orchestra, and The Arcadia Brass.  Jim has performed numerous baroque oratorios, and just recently performed for his 1,000th wedding. He has played trumpet on studio recordings for ABC/Disney, Koch Classics & Newport Classics, performed live on Fox TV, and his recordings have aired on ABC-TV, ESPN, VH1, and NPR. In addition to his trumpet activities, Jim is also an organist and church Music Director. He earned his Master of Music degree as a scholarship student at the Manhattan School of Music, and is a graduate of Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in Houston, Texas.  For more information, visit Jim's website here.


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