Join Rainier Youth Choirs for their holiday concert “Ring Out, Wild Bells” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Kent United Methodist Church 11010 S.E. 248th St., Kent.
The concert will feature six ensembles of over one hundred talented local youth. RYC traditions for this annual concert include audience sing-a-longs of familiar carols and RYC alumni invited on stage to sing some holiday favorites with current members.
“This delightful program includes traditional favorites such as John Rutter’s “Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day”, G. F. Handel’s “How Beautiful Are the Feet” from Messiah, Wilhousky’s “Carol of the Bells”, and seasonal arrangements. The finale, Jim Papoulis’s new “Sing for Peace” will include all 100-plus RYC singers with handbells, djembe, flute and glockenspie and jazzz and barbershop
Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors/students (12 and older), $5 for children younger than 12, if purchased in advance (available online at www.RainierYouthChoir.org). If not sold-out, tickets will also be available at the door for $15/$12/$7, respectively, starting at 2:15 p.m. All ticket prices are listed as a suggested minimum donation amount.
Colla Voce will also perform on the Dec. 11 Argosy Christmas Ship departing at 7 p.m. from Des Moines (www.argosycruises.com).
Rainier Youth Choirs is a non-profit, community-based choral performance and music education sponsored in part by the Kent Arts Commission and 4 Culture.
Singers in grade two and up, who wish to join RYC this January, can schedule an audition through Dec. 15. Visit www.RainierYouthChoirs.org for more information.