What do you do on a very hot and humid July day in Winnipeg? Why not go to a Christmas concert.
A Dicken’s of a Ring took place at the Victoria Inn at 2 o’clock in the afternoon on July 5th. The concert was the culmination of a 3-day series of workshops for bell ringers, who are members of the Manitoba Guild of English Handbell Ringers.
The group that performed on Saturday is called The Ringing Link, and it features 75 handbell ringers from British Columbia to Ontario.
Even though they are considered amateur bell ringers, they put on one fine concert of carols from Christmas past, present and future.
Patsy Andrews-Vert and Morna-June Morrow were masters of ceremony for the hour-and-a-half concert. Over one hundred people attended this free event and were treated not only to wonderful music but refreshments as well.
Such favorites as I Saw Three Ships and O Holy Night were played, along with the Dr. Seuss Where Are You Christmas and All I Want For Christmas. Jingle Bell Rock got the audience participating more than any other selection.
The fine entertainment offered a bit of a cool down for this humid day; in fact it was a Dicken’s of a day.