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Gualala Arts LocalEyes Series presents:
The Ernest Bloch Bell Ringers
A Holiday Concert for the Coast

Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 3:00 p.m.
Gualala Arts Center
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Ernest Bloch Bell Ringers The sounds of four and a half octaves of beautiful handbells will fill the Coleman Auditorium on Saturday December 4th at 3:00 p.m. The Ernest Bloch Bell Ringers and their friends will present a Holiday Concert for the Coast.

There will be much singing at the concert and the audience will be invited to join in the fun. Fifteen ringers, the youngest being 12 years old, will delight your senses with intricate ensemble bell ringing on such pieces as Angels From the Realms of Glory, Carol of the Bells and Coventry Carol.

Clarinetist Eric Kritz will join the ringers and will dazzle on A Charlie Brown Christmas and Just a Closer Walk with Thee. And Karl Young, playing his hauntingly beautiful Japanese flute, the shakuhachi, will accompany them on O Come, O Come, Emmanuel and Breath of Heaven, a lovely new song written in part by Amy Grant, which will be sung at this concert by Elise Allen.

Remi Alexander will be singing Winter Wonderland, and Sita Milchev, Jeanne Jackson and Linda Bostwick will be singing in three-part harmony on Angels We Have Heard on High. The audience will have the chance to join them in the chorus. Local treasure Sita Milchev will also be singing Ave Maria with the Ernest Bloch bell trio, a not-to-be missed experience. Sita also has some surprise entertainment in store for the audience with Don Krieger at the keyboard that will have you laughing.

All this and more awaits you on Dec. 4th at the Ernest Bloch Bell Ringers Holiday Concert! For more information contact Bell Director Jeanne Jackson at 884-1761.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $5 more on the day of the performance. Youth 12 & under are admitted free. For advance purchase, go to Brown Paper Tickets or call them at 800-838-3006. To purchase in person, visit the Gualala Arts Center or Dolphin Gallery in Gualala.

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.