The Tintabulation Bell Choir of South Reno, Nevada, will offer a free Hand bell Concert at the delightful Colfax Theater, 49 S. Main St at 1 pm on Sunday, May 19. This talented bell choir, under the direction of Director Barbara Walsh, will present a wide variety of bell choir music to the community. Following the concert, the Tintabulation director will have a ‘hands on’ Q & A time before loading up and heading for their scheduled 6 pm concert in Grass Valley. You won’t want to miss this remarkable opportunity to witness a world-class hand bell choir in action, the incredible sounds, sizes and shapes of the bells and chimes. You’ll leave the concert wanting to try your own hand at the hand chimes. Madella Shelton, Director of the Colfax United Methodist Church Hand Chime Choir is organizing a Colfax Community Hand Chime Choir and is urging those interested in learning more about chimes and the choir to contact her at 623-628-5975.
A rare treat for Colfax!
Tintabulations Handbell Ensemble
May 19, 1:00pm.
The Colfax Theatre
49 South Main Street
Comprised of a highly talented, widely diverse group of musicians who represent a varied range of ages backgrounds and experience, members come together from a huge geographical area as the diamond of northern Nevada, Tintabulations Handbell Ensemble. Enthralling audiences throughout the world the Reno based group is in its 22nd year of merry music making. Beginning as a group of ambitious middle school students, under the love and direction of internationally acclaimed founder/artistic director Barb Walsh, ‘Tintab’ continues to grow and develop, now a source of innovation and respect globally.
A hypnotic sight is the stunning flash of highly polished bronze as the bells appear to fly effortlessly through the air.
Throughout their concert Tintabulations enthusiastically shares their passion and high level of skill with eager and appreciative audiences. Their mastery of handbell performance is rapturous as they bring both an audible and visual art form to life.
Unlike an orchestra or vocal choir in which each musician is a member of a section responsible for one line of musical texture, each musician in a handbell ensemble is solely responsible for playing their specifically assigned bells/notes. The well practiced efforts of each member of Tintabulations Handbell Ensemble meld into a resonant presentation, with all bells coming together as one instrument.
This concert series finds them presenting several tantalizing performances throughout northern Nevada and California. All concerts are posted on their website, www.tintabulations.com
, and their Facebook page. For an unforgettably delightful musical experience join Tintabulations for their 2019 Spring-Summer concert presentation, ‘Every Time A Bell Rings’.
Suitable for all ages, all concerts are free
Donations are musically accepted.