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Gualala Arts Local Eyes Series presents:
A Holiday Concert for the Coast
featuring the Ernest Bloch Bell Ringers and friends

Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
at the Gualala Arts Center
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The sound of four and a half octaves of handbells and chimes will fill the Coleman Auditorium with beautiful holiday music. Under the direction of Jeanne Jackson, the bell ringers will perform some of your favorite holiday pieces.

Ernest Bloch Bell Ringers, photo by Rick Jackson

Singing is an important part of every bell ringing performance. Remi Alexander will sing "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." Karl Young will join in on his shakuhachi. Linda Bostwick and Rachel Kritz will sing the first verse of "Angels We Have Heard on High" in two-part harmony and the audience will be invited to join them for the next two verses. Catherine Miller will lead an all sing on "Santa Claus is Coming to Town." Cyndy Solomon joins the bells on her recorder for "Pat-a-Pan."

Ernest Bloch Bell Ringers, ready to ring, photo by Barbara Pratt Two not-to-be missed performances will be Eric Kritz on clarinet playing "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" and Sita Milchev and Cassy Grossman singing "Mary, Did you Know?" all accompanied by the bell choir.

The Coastal Singers will add their beautiful voices and four-part harmonies to this concert, performing three pieces and joining the bells on "Winter Wonderland."

This concert is sure to put you in the holiday spirit!

Santa Claus will be making a personal appearance and will hand out candy canes to children of all ages. Santa will be there at 2:30 pm.

Refreshments will be served.

For further information, contact Jeanne Jackson at 707 884-1761.

Tickets are $10 advance; $5 more day of concert. Young people ages 7 through 17 are admitted free with reservations through Brown Paper Tickets (below). For advance purchase, see below. To purchase in person, visit the Gualala Arts Center or Dolphin Gallery in Gualala.

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The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.