Art Notes


December 12, 2003

Westminster Ringers to `Celebrate the Spirit'

The Westminster Ringers will "Celebrate the Spirit" at its annual winter concert at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Carroll Arts Center in Westminster.

The hand bell ensemble will perform traditional carols and original hand bell pieces in a range of musical sounds and techniques.

The 16-member ensemble performs on more than five octaves of English-style hand bells and choir chimes.

Tickets are $7 for ages 12 to 59, and $5 for ages 6 to 11 and 60 and older. Children 5 and younger are admitted free. Arts Council members can receive a $1 discount.

The Carroll Arts Center is at 91 W. Main St.

Information: 410-848-5482.

Carroll choir reschedules its Christmas concert

The Carroll Community Concert Choir will present its premiere Christmas concert at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Scott Center Theater at Carroll Community College in Westminster.

The concert was canceled last weekend because of snow.

The program will feature madrigal singing, Baroque music with recorders, holiday favorites, accompaniment by members of the jazz band and audience participation.

A reception will be held afterward.

Information: 888-636-2439, Ext. 248.

Free MG Models seminar to feature Sheri Mckinstry

MG Models of Sykesville will hold a free seminar for its clients tomorrow featuring fashion model Sheri Mckinstry from IMG, a model management firm in New York.

"What Is It Like to Be A Supermodel?" will include Mckinstry sharing her portfolio, tear sheets and work experience with MG models. She will offer information on getting into the industry and what the life of a supermodel is really like.

MG Models is a division of Savage Dance Company on Klees Mill Road.

Information: 410-733-5358.

Joined by the Hip team to perform at Carrolltown

Joined by the Hip, a belly dance performance team, will perform at noon tomorrow inside Carrolltown Center, Eldersburg.

The 12 dancers, under the direction of Khandi Ranlet, have been taking belly dance through Freedom Area Recreation Council's adult fitness program, Health and Fitness, for the past two years.

Ranlet has more than 20 years of belly dance experience.

Team members also practice extra hours outside the classroom for demonstrations such as tomorrow's event.

The belly dance performance is part of the mall's daylong holiday celebration. Health and Fitness dance and step aerobic performances will follow the dance performance.

Information: 410-795-9101.

Children's chorus to offer Winter Celebration concert

The Children's Chorus of Carroll County will present its annual Winter Celebration concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in Baker Memorial Chapel at McDaniel College in Westminster.

Selections will include "As I Sat on a Sunny Bank," "Mrs. Jenny Wren," "December's Rose," "S'Vivon" and "Winter Fantasy" by Les Petites Voix, children in grades two and three.

The Il Choro Della Bella Voce, children in grades four and five, will sing "Hand Me Down My Silver Trumpet," "Good King Wenceslas," "Bring a Toch," "Jeannette," "Isabelle," "Hinei Mah Tov," "The Birds" and "Jazzy Old St. Nick."

The Cantare Bel Canto, children in grades six to 12, will perform "Dormi, Dormi," "Hannerot Halalu," "Mid-Winter" and a swinging version of "Jingle Bells" titled "Dashing Through the Snow."

A brass quintet will accompany the chorus on some selections and be featured throughout the concert.

The older children will join with the Masterworks Chorale of Carroll County on "For Unto Us a Child is Born" and the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's Messiah.

A free-will offering will be taken to benefit the group's tour of Estonia, Finland and Sweden in the summer.

Information: 410-848-5581.

`Nutcracker' performances set for McDaniel College

The Westminster Ballet Theatre, a company of the State of the Arts Dance Center, will present its premiere performance of the holiday classic The Nutcracker on Dec. 18-21.

Shows will be presented at 8 p.m. Dec. 18 and 19; at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 20; and at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 21 in Alumni Hall theater at McDaniel College. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for age 12 and younger.

Dancers from State of the Arts, as well as professional guest artists, will perform.

Patrons can meet the dancers at a tea party at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Carroll Arts Center near the theater. Tea and treats will be offered for $10. Reservations are recommended.

Information: 410-848-6048; tickets, 877-753-0244.

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