On Saturday, Dec. 10 at 2:30 p.m., the annual musical celebration will take place at Watters Creek Village, located at 970 Garden Park Dr. in Allen, Texas. The concert is free to attend, and the Allen Philharmonic invites performers of all ages to register to participate. Registration is $10 per person and starts at noon on Dec. 10, with rehearsal beginning at 1 p.m. All music will be performed from the Carols for a Merry TubaChristmas book that will be available for purchase for any first-time participants.
“We’re thrilled to join performers around the world for the 48th anniversary of TubaChristmas,” said Allen Philharmonic President Kathy Litinas. “TubaChristmas is one of our favorite events of the year, and it’s a joy to get to include local musicians from around the area. We invite everyone in the Metroplex to enjoy the spirit of the season with this fun musical celebration.”
What: The Allen Philharmonic is inviting all local tuba, sousaphone, euphonium, and baritone horn players to join its annual Merry TubaChristmas performance.
When: Saturday, Dec. 10 at 2:30 p.m. Registration begins at noon. Rehearsal begins at 1 p.m. Cost to participants is $10
Where: Watters Creek Village, located at 970 Garden Park Dr. in Allen, Texas.
For more information on the Allen Philharmonic and its upcoming events, visit AllenPhilharmonic.org.
TubaChristmas was conceived in 1974 by the late Harvey Phillips as a tribute to his teacher and mentor William J. Bell, born on Christmas Day, 1902. Bell is recognized by all musicians as one of the most preeminent tuba players throughout the world. The Allen Philharmonic concert is presented in conjunction with the Harvey Phillips Foundation. The first TubaChristmas was conducted by Paul Lavalle in New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza Ice Rink on Sunday, Dec. 22, 1974. Through TubaChristmas, musicians reflect on their heritage and honor all the great artists and teachers whose legacy has given the world high-performance standards, well-structured pedagogy, professional integrity, personal values, and a camaraderie envied by all other instrumentalists.