The Bells on Temple Square will present “Celebrate with Joy,” its annual holiday season concert on Friday and Saturday, November 20 and 21, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. in the Salt Lake Tabernacle. Taking her usual place at the podium will be LeAnna Willmore, conductor of Bells on Temple Square, and Larry Smith, associate conductor, will lead the ensemble for several numbers.
Concerts of English hand bell ringing are a special delight and this Bells Temple Square holiday concert by the Bells on Temple Square has had a particularly warm reception for many years. The first part of the program will have several numbers appropriate for the Thanksgiving holiday which shortly follows it with the remainder of the concert will feature festive bell repertoire to celebrate the Christmas season. Included in the broad variety of hand bell repertoire will be “On This Day the Earth Shall Ring,” “Come, Ye Children of the Lord” and “Of the Father’s Love Begotten.” The holiday favorites on the concert are “Go Tell It on the Mountain,” a piece based on music from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, bell arrangements of “Silent Night” and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman” and Christmas folk music arrangements from the West Indies, Ukraine, and Puerto Rico.
Tickets for these holiday Bells on Temple Square concerts have been distributed very quickly. So, be sure not to miss this chance to “Celebrate with Joy” with the Bells on Temple Square. Tickets may be requested beginning Tuesday, November 3 at 10:00 a.m.