FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 19, 2013 Contatct: Roger Burnett
HISTORY, MEDIA STATEMENT
MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS® “2013”
Merry tubachristmas is celebrating its 40th Anniversary (1974-2013). Created by Harvey Phillips, MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS 2013 concerts will be presented in over 250 cities throughout the United States and in several foreign countries. Phillips was inspired to create TUBACHRISTMAS as an annual event honoring his teacher, the late, great tubist, William J. Bell (born Christmas Day 1902). Every Christmas season, tuba and euphonium players of all ages, from specific geographic areas, gather to pay respect – through William J. Bell – to al the great artists/teachers who represent their heritage. Every TUBACHRISTMAS performance features traditional Christmas carols specially arranged for the first TUBACHRISTMAS (December 22, 1974 in New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza) by American composer Alec Wilder (died Christmas Eve, 1980). Through Wilder, TUBACHRISTMAS concerts pay grateful tribute to composers who have embraced these noble instruments with solo and ensemble compositions. Depending on the local population, TUBACHRISTMAS ensembles may attract a few, or hundreds of participants ranging in age from 8 to 95 years! The warm and rich, organ-like sound of this low brass choir has won the ears and hearts of every audience. It is no wonder that TUBACHRISTMAS has become an established Christmas tradition in cities throughout the world.
PIONEER VALLEY TUBACHRISTMAS brings the TUBACHRISTMAS tradition to Springfield! Saturday, December 7th, 2013 at the South Congregational Church, 45 Maple Street. This FREE concert event is open to all and starts at 2:00 pm.
Anyone interested in playing in the tuba choir can contact the coordinator, Roger Burnett, at firstname.lastname@example.org. A full schedule of TUBACHRISTMAS events can be found on the TubaChristmas.com website.
TUBACHRITMAS is a property and presentation of the HARVEY PHILLIPS FOUNDATION
P.O. Box 933 ▪ Bloomington, IN 47402-0933Tel (812) 824-8833 ▪ Fax (812) 824-4462