FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Organist, Assistant Director of Music
Williamsburg Presbyterian Church
Virginia Handbell Consort Rings in the Holidays!
Williamsburg, VA--Williamsburg Presbyterian Church is proud to announce a concert of holiday favorites performed by the Virginia Handbell Consort (VHC) on Sunday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m. Come enjoy this exciting free performance to ring in the holidays!
VHC is an advanced community handbell ensemble, consisting of auditioned musicians from across Hampton Roads. The group recently celebrated its twentieth anniversary, over which time it has released seven recordings and traveled extensively. They seek to advance the art of ringing through performances year-round, commissioning new music, and hosting workshops and seminars. Holiday performances feature a mix of well-known seasonal pieces; both sacred and secular, exciting and introspective. Learn more about VHC at vhcbells.org.
"We have not performed in Williamsburg in some time, and are looking forward to seeing old friends and introducing new acquaintances to the art of advanced handbell ringing," explains director Al Reese. "This season's concert features Leroy Anderson's classic A Christmas Festival, a stunning rendition of O Little Town of Bethlehem, with a dash of Elvis thrown in. We know everyone will leave with a smile on their face and a bounce in their step."
The VHC is lively, fun entertainment; their performance is a delight for all ages. The free concert will be presented at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church at 215 Richmond Road on December 11th at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome.
Williamsburg Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) is a vibrant congregation of over 1,300 members located across from the College of William & Mary in downtown Williamsburg, VA. Led by Pastors John Morgan, Rachel Hébert, and Harold McKeithen, Jr., the church's mission is to gather in the name of Jesus Christ to worship God and by the power of the Holy Spirit do God's work in the world. All are welcome. Sunday worship services are held at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m., with church school for all ages at 9:30 a.m. The 9:30 worship service is live streamed on mywpc.org, and the 11am service is broadcast on WMBG AM740. See mywpc.org, or contact the church office at 757-229-4235 for more information.
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