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The Many Sounds of Christmas
Sun. Dec 17, 2017 @ 7:30 pm$5 - $15
VACAVILLE – Vacaville’s Orpheus~West Choir and the North Bay Ringers will join with organ, strings, and guest soloists for a truly traditional concert at St. Mary’s Church in Vacaville. The program, which includes audience caroling with choir and instruments, will range from plainchant and cathedral-style motet, to Christmas favorites from the Madrigal Dinners of the late Will C. Wood Sylvan Singers, 1994-2013.
The visual beauty and acoustic resonance of the recently rebuilt St. Mary’s sanctuary will be a contributing factor of the performance itself.
Having joined the Orpheus~West Organization in spring of 2016, the North Bay Ringers are the only adult civic bell choir in the North Bay region. The ensemble includes 7 former Tintinnabulists from the pre-2013 Sylvan years, and counting all 13 ringers, boasts nearly 75 cumulative years of ringing experience. They will be performing “Ding Dong On Merrily High”, The Nutcracker Suite”, “The Ukranian Bell Carol”, and “We Three Kings of Orient Are”.
The expanding octave bell set continues to grow due to the generosity of local and regional donors. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for seniors and children, with admission proceeds supporting performance operations and the St. Mary’s Food Locker.