This event, sponsored by Heidelberg University, will be held on Sunday, November 29.
Registration will open at 2:00 PM
Rehearsal beginning at 3:00 PM.
The performance is at 6:00 PM.
All events will take place at the Ritz Theatre.
Registration fees are $10 per participant, proceeds of which benefit the Harvey Phillips Foundation.
Donations will be greatly appreciated to help preserve this annual holiday tradition.
Lovers of low brass and the Christmas season unite! The Heidelberg School of Music and Theater continues one of its holiday traditions with its 24th annual Tuba Christmas celebration! This year's event returns to the Ritz Theater in downtown Tiffin, on Sunday, November 29th, at 6 PM. Our local event is part of a larger tradition that takes place all over the country at this time of year.
Some background information, from the official Tuba Christmas website......
2015 is the 42nd anniversary for TUBACHRISTMAS concerts/events which are presented throughout the world. TUBACHRISTMAS was conceived in 1974 by Harvey Phillips as a tribute to his teacher and mentor William J. Bell, born on Christmas Day, 1902. Through the legendary William J. Bell we reflect on our heritage and honor all great artists/teachers whose legacy has given us high performance standards, well structured pedagogy, professional integrity, personal values and a camaraderie envied by all other instrumentalists. The first TUBACHRISTMAS was conducted by Paul Lavalle in New York City's Rockefeller Plaza Ice Rink on Sunday, December 22, 1974. Traditional Christmas music performed at the first TUBACHRISTMAS was arranged by American composer Alec Wilder who ironically died on Christmas Eve, 1980. Wilder composed many solo and ensemble compositions for tuba and euphonium. He was a loyal supporter of every effort to improve the literature and public image of our chosen instruments. Through Alec Wilder we express our respect and gratitude to all composers who continue to embrace our instruments with their compositions and contribute to the ever growing solo and ensemble repertoire for tuba and euphonium.
Please join us for some seasonal fun on Sunday. Bring your singing voices, too! You have not lived until you have sung Jingle bells with a stage full of low brass.......