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News at Brookhaven College

For Immediate Release through Dec. 5

DALLAS — Ring in the holiday season with a festive concert by the Brookhaven College Handbell Ensemble.

The Handbell Ensemble and Campus Bells of Brookhaven will present their Holiday Handbell Concert Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Performance Hall at Brookhaven College.

The show will feature Christmas carols, marches, ragtime music and jazz, all performed on handbells and handchimes.

Directed by Bonnie Riddle since its inception in 1983, the ensembles boast members of college-age through senior adult, who hail from all across Dallas-Fort Worth. Ringers perform secular, popular and original music on more than five octaves of handbells and chimes.

The Handbell Ensemble was the winner of the National Exemplary Award for Handbells/Handchimes in Music Education for the 2007-2008 school year and performs multiple concerts each semester.

Admission to the concert is free. Brookhaven College is located at 3939 Valley View Lane in Farmers Branch.

For more information, contact the Brookhaven College School of the Arts at 972-860-4730.



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Brookhaven College is proud to be an Hispanic-Serving Institution with more than 25 percent Hispanic student enrollment since 2006. Educational opportunities are offered by Brookhaven College without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or gender expression..

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