Carols for Christmas
Sunday December 3, 2017 at 2:30 pm
St. George’s Anglican Church
The Guelph Chamber Choir is pleased to announce that our annual Carol concert will feature the very acclaimed bell choir, Bells Ablaze, from the London/Ingersoll area. A popular annual event, this concert will include Canadian and other repertoire for choir and hand bells, choir alone and hand bells alone, as well as seasonal readings. Some of the repertoire performed will be on a new Christmas CD, Carols of the Bells, to be released this fall featuring both groups.
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Susan Carscadden-Mifsud, musical director
Bells Ablaze — an invitational handbell choir drawing from communities throughout southwestern Ontario — came together in September 2004. The ensemble has performed in concert several times since its inception, and in July 2008 was selected to represent Ontario in a showcase concert at Canada’s national handbell festival, Ringing Link. In December 2008, Bells Ablaze were featured in Stratford Summer Music’s seasonal concert, Bells and Brass and they performed Carol of the Bells with the Toronto Symphony at their Special Family Christmas Concert. Setting itself apart from other bell choirs, this dynamic and accomplished group of ringers play challenging repertoire without a conductor, requiring not only a high degree of musicianship from each ringer, but a level of synergy and collaboration beyond that found in most ensembles.
Susan Carscadden-Mifsud (director)
Mary Ellen Ferguson