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Handbell group to perform ‘Ring We Now of Christmas’ at North Tahoe

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Sunday’s concert at St. Patrick’s in Incline Village featuring the Tintabulations Handbell Ensemble is free.
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If you go

What: Tintabulations Handbell Ensemble winter concert

When: 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14

Where: St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 341 Village Blvd.

More info: Tintabulations.com

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Tintabulations, a community handbell ensemble from Reno, will present its winter concert series, “Ring We Now of Christmas,” on Sunday at North Lake Tahoe.

Traditional Christmas songs and hymns will the theme of this concert, as well as impressive original works for bells written by some of the nation’s foremost handbell composers.

Performing on 120 bells and chimes, the 14 talented musicians that comprise Tintabulations will make you soar with holiday spirit.

Since its founding in 1996, Tintabulations Handbell Ensemble (or just “Tintab,” as the members like to refer to it) has been pushing the boundaries of traditional handbell performance and entertaining audiences around the West Coast.

Barb Walsh, the group’s director and retired local music teacher, started Tintab with a handful of ambitious high school students. The group has since grown to include University of Nevada, Reno, students, music teachers, working professionals from around the area, and a ringer from California.

In the past, Tintab has performed the opening concert for the Handbell Musicians of America National conference, appeared with the Reno Pops Orchestra and Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, and given concerts throughout Nevada, California, Oregon, Hawaii and Disneyland. This past summer, the group traveled all the way to North Carolina and Virginia.