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Tintabulations X-mas concert set for Sunday in Incline

Special to the Bonanza

Internationally acclaimed handbell ensemble “Tintabulations” will present its Christmas concert series, “Thanks for the Socks,” this weekend in Incline Village.

One of only two handbell ensembles asked to represent the United States at the International Handbell Symposium held in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, this past July, their performance caught the eye and ear of directors from around the world, resulting in invitations to perform in every corner of the globe.

At the directive helm is Barb Walsh, founder of Tintabulations, an elementary music teacher for 34 years (she retired as Nevada’s teacher of the year) currently teaching at UNR.

Barb’s love of music, and specifically handbells, is seen in her conducting with every cell of her body.

Composed of musicians from all walks of life, “Tintab” (as the group is fondly known to its ever-growing fan base) sets the bar of handbell performance ever higher for ensembles throughout the nation.

Known for their high level of energy, creativity and pure love of what they do, they exhibit the knack for creating a highly enjoyable experience for all concert-goers.

Traditional holiday music will be intermixed with original pieces written specifically for handbells, resulting in a pleasurable festive experience for all lucky attendees.

Free concerts will be offered by this Reno-based nonprofit group for the public’s enjoyment throughout the local area over the next few weeks.

Locally, the group will perform Sunday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m., at St. Patrick’s Episcopal church, 341 Village Blvd., Incline Village.

This article was provided by the Tintabluations Handbell Ensemble, which was created in 1996. Visit http://www.tintabulations.com to learn more.