Handbell choir concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at RJH
The Ea st Texa s Ha ndbel l Ensemble program will ring out at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15 at the Rockdale Junior High Commons. The Matinee Musical Club of Rockdale is event host.
Some of the selections to be performed are arranged and or written by ETHE Director Arnold Sherman, former director of the Regeneration Singers, a popular vocal group here in the 1970s.
The program will be arranged in two parts. Since November is typically set aside by Federated National Music Clubs as "Parade of American Music," the first half of the program will include some familiar American pieces such as "Camptown Races" by Stephen Foster, and Amazing Grace.
Following an intermission, when refreshments will be offered, the second half of the program will prepare the audience for the "soon to be upon us" Christmas season, and we can expect to hear pieces like "Do You Hear What I Hear?", and "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear."
Matinee Musical Club President Leah Thomason and her husband Lee will be joining with the Handbell Ensemble on the flute, and trumpet respectively for one or two of the pieces to be performed.
You can get tickets from a MMC member, at the Chamber of Commerce or at the door.
The $7 admission includes refreshments during the intermission.
Proceeds will go to the annual Louise Hale Session's Memorial Scholarship given each May to a graduating senior who will continue in the field of music following his or her high school graduation.—Annette Griesbach, spokesperson.