Virtual Handbell

Christmas Concert


OGEHR Virtual Christmas 

On December 12th, 2021 the Ontario Guild of English Handbell Ringers presented their first Virtual Christmas Concert!

The concert was not only a performance focus in response to the ongoing pandemic, but also an experiment in the continued growth of our online abilities. This was our first opportunity to try using live MC's from both Kitchener-Waterloo and Ottawa, while broadcasting province-wide from London, Ontario. What we learn, we look forward to sharing with our member groups.

Below is the concert in it entirety, with MC introductions and commentary. To see individual performances please click the link.

2021 OGEHR Virtual Christmas Concert Playlist

Program

First Half

Performers

Location

Composition

Composer

Notes

1

St Andrew's Ringers

Ottawa

People, Look East, the Time is Near

arr. Tammy Waldrop


2

Peggy Forde

Mississauga

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

arr. Christine D. Anderson

Soloist accompanied by Glenda Roskaft, piano

3

Trinity Barton Handbell Choir

Aurora

In the Bleak Midwinter

arr. Jason W. Krug


4

Chris Moir 

Guelph

The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came

arr. Cathy Moklebust

Soloist, accompanied by Irene Gregorio

5

The Apealing Sound

Kingston

Silent Night

Franz Gruber arr. Nancy Hascall

Quartet

6

Bronze Foundation Academy

Greater Toronto

On This Day Earth Shall Ring

Piae Cantiones, Arr. Joel Raney


7

Eleanor McDougall

Meaford

Reflections on Christmas

arr. Heather Nicholson

Bell Tree Soloist

8

St Peter's Handbell Choir

Mississauga

What is This Lovely Fragrance?

arr. Mark Matterson


9

Aurora United Church Handbell Choir

Aurora

Joy to the World

arr. Valerie Stephenson


Intermission






Second Half






10

Limestone Ringers

Kingston

Morning Joy

Karen Lakey Buckwalter


11

Debi Sproule

Burlington

Silent Night

Franz Gruber, arranged by Susan Nelson

Soloist accompanied by Man-Yee Sun on guitar

12

Laudamus Bells

London

Carol of the Huron

Jesous Ahatonhia arr. Winnagene Hatch


13

Ruth Pettis

Kingston

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

arr. Linda Lamb

Soloist accompanied by Kim Barney, piano

14

841 Sound (Quartet)


Gentle Mary Laid Her Child

arr. Sandra Eithun

Quartet

15

heather nicholson

Ajax

Where Are You, Christmas

Mariah Carey, James Horner and Will Jenning

Soloist

16

St. Thomas Youth Choir

St. Thomas

Canon in D

Pachabel arr. Rob Cairns


17

Meg Leonard

Minden

Christmas Medley

arr. Meg Leonard

Bell Tree Medley

18

Jubilate Bells

London

Now the Green Blade Riseth

arr. Kevin McChesney



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