Ding dong merrily on high
Handbell ringers and singers will combine for a feast of festive music at Dunblane Cathedral on Sunday, December 9.
Over 30 handbell musicians with woodwind, strings, percussion and keyboard instrumentalists aged 8 to adult and over 20 singers will combine when Dunblane Cathedral Handbell Ensembles present their Carols and Carillons Christmas Concert.
The 90 minute performance from 7.30pm will feature the rich sounds of Sweet Harmony Barbershop Chorus Male Voice Choir.
All are welcome at the popular event, at which all of the Cathedral’s children’s, youth and adult handbell groups will perform Christmas music from through the ages, from traditional carols to modern festive music.
There will also be audience participation with a chance to join in singing several well-known carols accompanied by strings, woodwind, keyboards, handbells and percussion. Coffee/tea and mince pies will be available following the performances.
Dunblane Cathedral’s handbell ensembles have an international reputation and have appeared many times on television.
Malcolm Wilson, who leads the ensembles, saidthe cathedral had Scotland’s largest range of handbells and this concert gives the opportunity to hear children as young as 8, through to teenagers and adults perform a wide range of music.Admission is £8 (concessions £5, children free). Tickets are also available from Smallprint, Beech Road, Dunblane; Bridge of Allan Post Office; or Kilmadock Visitor Centre, Doune.
Festive note Dunblane Cathedral Handbell Ensemble staging Christmas concert