The Ernest Bloch Bell Ringers*
The Ernest Bloch Bell Ringers will present their annual Holiday for the Coast concert on Saturday, December 14 at 3:00 p.m. in the Coleman Auditorium of the Gualala Arts Center.
This concert is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. The concert opens with “Repeat the Sounding Joy.” 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 a recorder duet on “Lo, How a Rose E’re Blooming,” and Karl Young joins the bell ringers with his shakuhachi on “Star of Wonder.”
Singing is always a part of our bell ringers’ concerts. You won’t want to miss hearing Remi Alexander singing “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” and Sita Milchev singing the lovely “I Wonder as I Wander.” Sita will be joined by Cassy Grossman performing Handel’s “For Unto Us a Child is Born.” The audience will be invited to join the bells in singing “Winter Wonderland” led by Cinnamon Rippey and Linda Bostwick, “Silver Bells” led by Remi, “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 mother/daughter duo, Micheline and Khai Kirby, who will be performing the narrated “Twinkle and the Bethlehem Star.”
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.
*Not pictured: Gail Thompson, Bill Halderman, Rachel Kritz.
Tickets are $15 advance, $5 more day of performance.
All tickets available at BrownPaperTickets.com.
or call 1-800-838-3006.
To purchase in person, visit the Gualala Arts Center or Dolphin Gallery in Gualala.