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A Holiday Concert for the Coast, Ernest Bloch Bell Ringers
December 9 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Santa will visit at 2:30 pm before the concert and light reception will follow.
Gualala Arts Presents the Ernest Bloch Bell Ringers and The Coastal Singers
$15 in advance, plus $5 day of; Youth age 7-17 free.
As happens each year during the holidays, The Ernest Bloch Bell Ringers with the Coastal Singers will present their annual Christmas concert that is sure to get everyone in the spirit, says Bell Director Jeanne Jackson.
A favorite perennial is “Carol of the Bells”, Jackson said, and a hauntingly beautiful arrangement of “A Midnight Clear” will be performed.
Local musicians will join the bell ringers with Dan Laux playing the hammered dulcimer on “What Child is This?” and Cyndy Solomon the recorder on “Still, Still, Still.”
Singing is always a part of the bell ringers’ concerts and this year features Remi Alexander singing Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and Sita Milchev singing “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”. Teo Ariola will sing “Do You Hear What I Hear?” T he 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.”
Under the direction of Sue Bohlin, the Coastal Singers will also be a part of this concert. They will join the bells on “Joy to the World”, with a solo by Pat Wilson, and “The Night Before Christmas.” With Don Kreiger accompanying on piano, they will also perform “Adiemu: Songs of Sanctuary” by Welsh composer Karl Jenkins and featuring solos by Pat Wilson and Christina Chapman; “Good King Kong Looked Out” by P.D.Q. Bach (a little Christmas fun!); “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”, by J.S. Bach; and “Sabbath Prayer” from Fiddler on the Roof. Mimi Dallas, Kevin McCoy, Deb Parsons and Linda Bostwick will perform solos on “Sabbath Prayer.”