Feel the vibration!
Tintabulations promises a high-energy, spine-tingling experience during this free concert. This world-class hand-bell ensemble features a broad variety of music. You’ll hear styles including classical, rock and pop.
The concert is free, and a free reception will follow. Any donations received will benefit Tintabulations. This is a production of Arts @ PEACE, the church’s program of high-quality cultural events offered to the community. (We Lutherans believe music is a gift from God, and we celebrate music in our lives and in our worship!)
The reverberation that flows through your body after a brass bell rings – that’s what the name “Tintabulations” refers to. And, that’s what you’ll feel in this unique, soul-stirring presentation.
PEACE Lutheran Church – which has its own bell choir that performs during Sunday morning worship – is at 828 W. Main St., near downtown Grass Valley. Parking is plentiful.
Tintabulations offers wide range of musical genres
Tintabulations’ broad repertoire includes arrangements of “Dust in the Wind” by Kerry Livgren; “Stars and Stripes” by John Philip Sousa;” “And All That Jazz Music” by John Kander; and the English folk melody, “Scarborough Fair,” made famous by Simon and Garfunkle.
The ensemble is enjoying its 22nd year of making merry music. It began in Reno “as an ambitious group of middle school students” directed by Barbara Walsh, organizers said. The ensemble now includes members who range from university students to retirees. It has continued “to grow and develop, and is now a source of innovation and respect worldwide.”
Ringers put on a show beyond the music they create. Watch for different techniques used by the handbell ringers to create unusual sounds, each creating a different mood that deepens the musical experience. Yet, the instruments meld into a unified whole.
Handbells were invented in late 17th-century England as a tool for church-bell ringers to practice outside of the bell tower. Today, they prove their versatility and enthralling beauty as musical instruments in their own right.
Questions? Call (530) 273-9631.