Baylor Bronze Presents a Handbells Christmas

December 2, 2019
Baylor University’s handbells choir, The Baylor Bronze, will present their annual Christmas concert on Thursday, December 5, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall. The seventeen ringers in this talented ensemble perform under the direction of Bob Avant. The Baylor Bronze is an ensemble of Baylor University students with advanced ringing experience, a team of musicians dedicated to furthering excellence in the art of handbell ringing through a variety of musical styles.
Opening the program will be Fred Gramann’s “A Joyous Fanfare” and Sandra Eithun’s arrangement of “Gloria! The Savior Is Born” by Gloria and Il Est Ne.
Next will come the Arnold Sherman setting of “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear” by Edmund Sears, followed by Cynthia Dobrinski’s arrangement of the sixteenth-century French carol “Ding Dong! Merrily on High.”
Also to be heard are the Sandra Eithun arrangement of “Breath of Heaven” by Amy Grant and Chris Eaton, Brian Childers’s setting of the traditional English melody “Greensleeves” (with handbell soloist Wyatt Snyder and pianist Jonathan Pinto), Douglas Wagner’s “Festive Peal on “Adeste Fideles,” and Cathy Moklebust’s handbells setting of the seventeenth-century French tune “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence.”
The program will close with Jason Krug’s arrangement of the traditional carol “In Dulci Jubilo” and then Franz Xaver Gruber’s “Silent Night,” as arranged by Sandra Eithun.
This concert is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.
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