Bells, Brass & Bows brings traditional Christmas music to Lima


By Merri Hanjora - mhanjora@limanews.com



The Lima Symphony Orchestra is joined by the Lima Symphony Chorus for the annual holiday concert this weekend.


Courtesy of Michael Ayers

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Lima Symphony Orchestra’s “Bells, Brass & Bows”

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Veterans Memorial Civic Center, downtown Lima

ADMISSION: $25-$30 for adults and $10-$15 for students. Tickets at www.limasymphony.com, 419-222-5701 or at the door.

LIMA — The Lima Symphony Orchestra kicks off the holiday season with its traditional Bells, Brass & Bows concert this weekend.

“We are very excited. This is our most popular concert of the season, absolutely. It’s a tradition that many families take part in. You get to hear the traditional carols. The Lima Symphony Chorus is always very prominently featured in our Bells, Brass & Bows concert. Honestly it’s been about 20 years now that they’ve been back with us and they’ve become such an important part of it,” said Sara Chongson, marketing and ticketing coordinator. “We have a bell choir from St. Paul United Church of Christ, in Wapakoneta. They will be featured on two numbers.”

It’s not just about music though, as there will be a reading of “The Night Before Christmas.”

“This year we have the president from Ohio Northern University, Dan DiBiasio reading it,” said Chongson. “That’s always a favorite because I think it really engages the children in the audience.”

The ambiance of the Civic Center decorated in holiday splendor is part of the event.

“It’s really nice at the Civic Center. It’s such a beautiful stage picture with our full orchestra and the Symphony Chorus. It fills the center with the spirit of the Christmas season,” said Chongson.

Tickets will be available at the door, but arrive early.

The Lima Symphony Orchestra is joined by the Lima Symphony Chorus for the annual holiday concert this weekend.
http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/12/web1_BBB-symphony.jpgThe Lima Symphony Orchestra is joined by the Lima Symphony Chorus for the annual holiday concert this weekend. Courtesy of Michael Ayers

By Merri Hanjora

mhanjora@limanews.com

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Lima Symphony Orchestra’s “Bells, Brass & Bows”

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Veterans Memorial Civic Center, downtown Lima

ADMISSION: $25-$30 for adults and $10-$15 for students. Tickets at www.limasymphony.com, 419-222-5701 or at the door.

Reach Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511.

Reach Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511.

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