The Metropolitan Chorus continues its 2008-09 season with Brass & Bells, a family holiday concert featuring the Virginia Bronze handbell ensemble (pictured above). The program includes traditional and contemporary arrangements of familiar selections such as The Holly and the Ivy, Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, and Sleigh Ride. The audience also will have the opportunity to participate during sing-alongs of Silent Night and O Come, All Ye Faithful.
Based in Alexandria, Virginia Bronze is a nonprofit community-based auditioned handbell ensemble comprised of 16 ringers and conducted by music director Carol Feather Martin. The group performs 5-6 annual concerts covering a wide range of handbell music including secular, sacred, popular, and original pieces.
The Brass & Bells concert will be held on Saturday, December 20 at 7:30 pm at the Thomas Jefferson Theatre, 125 S Old Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22204 (see map or get directions).
Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for senior/military, and $5 for youth. Tickets can be purchased online or by telephone or mail. Group discounts are available, and free parking is provided.