Tintabulations handbell ensemble performing holiday music in Carson City
November 30, 2016
A Reno handbell ensemble is ringing in the holiday season with a series of performances planned this month around the region.
Internationally acclaimed handbell ensemble Tintabulations is presenting its Christmas concert series, "Thanks for the Socks. "
One of two handbell ensembles asked to represent the United States at the International Handbell Symposium held in Vancouver, B.C. this past July, Tintabulations' performance caught the eye and ear of directors from around the world, resulting in invitations to perform in every corner of the globe.
Formed in 1996, the ensemble is comprised of 15 local musicians performing on 120 hand bells and chimes. Its members are college students, music teachers, professionals from other walks of life and retirees.
Members are from Carson City, Dayton, Fallon, Reno, Sparks, Lake Tahoe and Bishop. The international competition in British Columbia was a first for the ensemble.
The group's holiday performances are being held in Reno, Fallon, Sparks, Carson City and Fernley.
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Area performances are at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at First Baptist Church, 485 E. Main St., Fernley; 2 p.m. Dec. 18 at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 341 Village Blvd., Incline Village; 7 p.m. Dec. 18 at St. Paul's Lutheran Family, 1201 N. Saliman Road, Carson City; and 7 p.m. Dec. 19 at Marriott Courtyard, 3870 S. Carson St., Carson City.
For a full schedule and more information, go to http://www.tintabulations.com, or find Tintabulations Handbell Ensemble on Facebook.