Frederica von Stade and the SONOS Handbell Ensemble
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A Ringing, Singing Christmas Celebration...
From the world of opera, comes the world-famous Frederica von Stade, one of the most dazzling mezzo-sopranos on the opera scene. Performing leading roles with New York’s Metropolitan Opera for over forty years, she is one of the truly great singers of our day.
Joining Ms. von Stade -- for this very special Christmas concert -- is the SONOS Handbell Ensemble, one of the most famous – and widely considered the best – handbell groups in the United States. Internationally known, SONOS is a pioneer on the leading edge of handbell artistry, introducing thousands of people to this tonally entrancing and visually compelling medium. Composers, conductors and musical artists have spoken of the Ensemble’s virtuosity, energy, and ability to connect with an audience.
This ringing, singing Christmas celebration is an intriguing and unusual combination of outstanding artistic and musical talents. Featuring some special guests, the evening is filled with traditional Christmas musical selections and will be an inspiring beginning to your family’s holiday season.
“Ms. von Stade defines what is meant by 'charisma' for a musical artist. From the moment she comes onstage,
the audience is drawn into what she is singing and how she is singing it.
“The music of SONOS stunned us all. The four thousand audience members went wild, just as we knew they would.”
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