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Library To Hold Two Bag Lunches This December - Brevard NC


Last updated 11/28/2018 at 3:55pm

The 2018 Bag Lunch Arts Series concludes in December with two Bag Lunch programs on Dec. 4 and 18 starting at noon in the Rogow Room at the Transylvania County Library. Bag Lunch programs are made possible by the Friends of the Library.

On Tuesday, Dec. 4, the Blue Ridge Ringers return for a holiday concert. The Blue Ridge Ringers is an advanced auditioned com-munity handbell ensemble based in Hendersonville with members from Henderson and several surrounding counties and South Carolina.

They were founded in 1995 by Connie Engle and play five octaves of Malmark handbells and choir chimes. They have a combined total of hundreds of years of performing in and directing handbell choirs in churches, community handbell choirs and schools.

They perform in concerts in December and May of each year, often with other musicians accom-panying them on different instruments. Their director, Robert Currier, has been directing handbell choirs for several decades and also has arranged and published handbell music.

Then, on Tuesday, Dec. 18, Musicke Antiqua returns to present their holiday program, the “Many Moods of Christmas,” as they explore some of the many holiday moods through music from the 15th through the 20th century. The musicians perform in Renaissance costumes on replicas of early instruments, including recorders, per-cussion instruments, crumhorns and violas da gamba.

Musicke Antiqua offers historically informed live performances and educational programs designed to inspire appreciation of early music and support its study. They began as a recorder trio in Brevard in 2001, and the group now includes 13 members from Western North Carolina.

Performers include professional musicians and retired educators of music, computer science, language, journalism, sociology, botany, and mathematics; others come from the fields of psychology, cartography and photography. For more information about Musicke Antiqua, visit musicke

Both programs are made possible by the Friends of the Library. Proceeds from Friends’ memberships and from book sales help to pay for all of the programming at the library. There is never a charge to attend programs and the public is invited to bring along a bag lunch to enjoy during the presentations.

Refreshments include cookies and coffee from Blue Ridge Bakery also made possible by the Friends of the Library.

For more information, call the Transylvania County Library at 884-3151.


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