Get Tickets Early for Bells Concert!
The Bells on Temple Square will present its annual spring concert, "Bells in Motion," on Friday, May 31, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. in the Salt Lake Tabernacle. Last year, tickets for this very popular spring concert were all distributed in one day!
"It's a concert for eyes and ear," said LeAnna Willmore. "It's magnificent to see the dance-like movements of arms and hear the bells collaborate to make a unity of sound."
The concert will showcase a broad variety of hand bell repertoire, opening with "Allegro con moto," a fast, lively piece by Jason W. Krug. The program continues with two pieces-"Syncopated Clock" and "The Typewriter-by Leroy Anderson, arranged by Martha Lynn Thompson. The evening will conclude with two familiar pieces: "You Raise Me Up," a popular song recorded both by Josh Groban and the men of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and "Flight of the Bumblebee" by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, which challenges the bell ringers because of the speed of the changing bells.
The bell choir, a volunteer ensemble like the Choir and Orchestra, was established in 2005. LeAnna Willmore has directed the Bells since June 2011, with Larry Smith as associate conductor.
Tickets can be obtained with a limit of four per request by visiting this page on lds.org, or by phone at 801-570-0080, or in person at the Conference Center ticket office.