Saturday November 17, 2018
Houston Chamber Ringers
August to April Series
Festival Concert Hall
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Houston Chamber Ringers "Bring The Ring!" to Festival Hill
Life is a journey, and if that journey takes you to France, so much the better. The Houston Chamber Ringers are known throughout the US for their dazzling precision, expressive artistry, and the whimsical sense of fun they bring to all of their performances. Join them "en route" for a fantastic expedition through musical destinations immortalized by Claude Debussy, Georges Bizet, and...Willie Nelson?
Formed over lunch by Stevie Berryman, Sondra Tucker, and Meredith Gaines, Houston Chamber Ringers has quickly grown into a leading light in their art form. Since their first performance in December 2012, HCR has gained national recognition as one of the most innovative and entertaining handbell ensembles in the country.
Performance highlights include the opening concert of "Pinnacle," a national handbell festival in 2015, and joining with Turtle Creek Chorale in Dallas for their Christmas concert series in 2017. HCR is a 17-person ensemble that performs on 6.5 octaves of handbells, 6.5 octaves of handchimes, and other assorted percussion instruments. They are honored to be sponsored by Malmark Bellcraftsmen.
Lunch will be available prior to the concert at 12:45 PM in the Menke House Dining Hall, by reservation only. Purchase meals here. The buffet-style pre-concert meal has become a favorite among concertgoers. Chef's Choice Menu includes entrée, salad bar, vegetable, dessert, iced tea, coffee and water.
Overnight accommodations are available on campus for this concert weekend.
Office/Information/Room Reservations: 979-249-3129
Concert Hall Location: 248 Jaster Rd, Round Top, TX 78954 Google Map #6 on Campus Map
Menke House Location: 141 Jaster Rd, Round Top, TX 78954 #16 on Campus Map
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On the Road Again (arr. Tammy Waldrop)
Thorncrown Chapel Portrait
Sondra K. Tucker
Jason W. Krug
Bound for South Australia (arr. Alex Guebert)
Traditional Sea Chanty
Over the River and Through the Woods (arr. Valerie W. Stephenson)
traditional American tune
Des pas sur la neige (Footprints on the Snow) (arr. Robert James Lamb)
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Jingle Bells (arr. Jason W. Krug)
The Cold of Between
Arab Dance from "The Nutcracker" (arr. Kevin McChesney)
P.I. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Farandole (March of the Kings)(arr. Kevin McChesney)
Georges Bizet (1838-1875)