SPECIAL EVENT: Civic and Clarion Brass do Christmas at the Bing!

Christmas at Bing Art Pack FINAL-03

FRIENDS OF THE BING & SPOKANE CIVIC THEATRE PRESENT: CHRISTMAS AT THE BING

A FESTIVE FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT LOCAL THEATERS

Friends Of the Bing with the Bing Crosby Theater and Spokane Civic Theatre are teaming up for a night of Christmas cheer and generous giving, in an effort to fundraise and increase programming at both theater venues. “Christmas at the Bing” on Sunday, December 21st at 7:30 P.M. at the Bing, will feature a variety of talented musicians, vocalists, and other performers sponsored in part by Washington Trust Bank and The Fletcher Agency.

Entertainment Spokane’s Ed Clark will host and emcee the event.

Clarion Brass Choir

Spokane’s “Clarion” is one of the world’s top brass choirs, and in its two decades it has helped to define what a large brass ensemble should be. Clarion is comprised of twelve brass players and a percussionist who formed to explore the versatility of this instrumental combination by performing everything from serious chamber works to jazz and popular music. Their vision has always been to push the brass choir envelope by trying new things while maintaining the highest possible musical standards.

William Berry, winner of the 2003 Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship for Music, is founder and artistic director of Clarion, which has been performing since 1992. Berry writes and arranges Clarion’s music.In 2000, Clarion recorded “Nutcracker Suite Dreams”, and released a second recording in 2003, “Angels”, an original cantata by William Berry for two choruses, brass, percussion, and organ. Clarion’s 2005 recording, “A Partridge in a Pear Tree”, is a sequel to NSD with more original takes on Holiday music.

“…Virtuosic, musically fascinating and wildly fun.” 
Ann Le Bar,  Spokane Spokesman-Review, 2000

 Clarion personnel includes: Robert Spittal as Conductor; William Berry, Larry Jess, Eric Moe and Andy Plamondon on Trumpets; Kyle Wilbert, Charles Karschney, Roger Logan, and Kristin Joham on Horns; Holly Amend, Richard Strauch and Bill Foster on Trombones; Leonard Byrne on Tuba; and Paul Raymond on Percussion.

Vocalists

In addition to Clarion’s instrumental numbers, audiences will also enjoy five vocalists who are local favorites, previously seen on Spokane Civic Theatre’s stage: Abbey Crawford, Doug Dawson, Andrea Olsen, Darnelle Preston, and Jim Swoboda.

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FRIENDS OF THE BING & SPOKANE CIVIC THEATRE PRESENT: CHRISTMAS AT THE BING

Sunday, December 21st at 7:00 P.M. at the Bing (901 W Sprague, Spokane).
Doors open at 6:00 P.M.
www.spokanecivictheatre.com/christmas-at-the-bing/

TICKETS:

$20 for adults, $15 for students with ID
Tickets available at TicketsWest

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