The Ernest Bloch Bell Ringers will present their annual Holiday Concert for the Coast concert on Saturday, December 8 at 3 pm in the Coleman Auditorium of the Gualala Arts Center.
This concert is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. A favorite perennial is “Carol of the Bells.” A hauntingly beautiful arrangement of “A Midnight Clear” will be performed. Talented local musicians will join the bell ringers. Dan Laux will play the hammered dulcimer on “What Child is This?” Cyndy Solomon and Mary Visher will play s recorder duet on “Rejoicing at the Manger,” and Karl Young joins the bell ringers with his shakuhachi on “Still, Still, Still.”
Singing is always a part of our bell ringers’ concerts. You won’t want to miss hearing Remi Alexander singing “Mary, Did You Know?” and Sita Milchev joined by Cassy Grossman performing Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” The intricate Ave Maria trio for bells will be presented this year, performed by Catherine Miller, Hal Ferguson and Jeanne Jackson. Sita Milchev will sing the glorious “Ave Maria” with the trio. The audience will be invited to join the bells in singing “Winter Wonderland” led by Cinnamon Rippey and Linda Bostwick, “Angels We Have Heard on High,” and the traditional closing piece, “Silent Night.”
Another highlight to brighten spirits will be the first-time appearance of the Gualala Dance Studio dancers. Dancers from age 4 to 12 will be dancing to a medley of tunes from the “Nutcracker Suite.” The dancers will also join the bells on “Twelve Days of Christmas” with Remi Alexander leading the fun sing along, and “Jingle Bells.”
Santa will be at GAC at 2:30 pm to greet concert goers, handing out candy canes to youngsters of all ages.
Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 the day of the concert. For further information, contact Bell Director Jeanne Jackson at 707) 884-1761.
Concert tickets are $15 in advance, $5 more day of the performance.
Tickets available at BrownPaperTickets.com or call them at 1-800-838-3006.
To purchase in person, visit the Gualala Arts Center or Dolphin Gallery in Gualala.