Baylor Handbells Ring on Dec. 7

Nov. 30, 1998

by Richard Veit

The Baylor University Handbell Choir will present its annual fall concert at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, in Meadows Recital Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building. This nine-member ensemble performs under the direction of Debra L. Jackson, music associate/organist of Columbus Avenue Baptist Church in Waco.

The first half of the program will feature "Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven," Kevin McChesney's "Joy Song," variations on Arcangelo Corelli's famous "La Folia" theme, the slow movement from Antonio Vivaldi's "Winter" Concerto, and Martha Lynn Thompson's arrangement of the "Hungarian Dance No. 5" by Johannes Brahms.

Following intermission, the concert will be devoted to music of the Christmas season. Kevin McChesney's arrangement of "The Bear's Head Carol" will open the next portion of the program, which also will include Cynthia Drobrinski's setting of the traditional "Ukrainian Bell Carol Fantasy," William H. Griffin's transcription of the "Arabian Dance" from Tchaikovsky's ballet, "The Nutcracker," "Good Christian Friends, Rejoice" and an arrangement by Douglas Wagner of "Yuletide Medley."

The concert is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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