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A Holiday Concert for the Coast ! presented by Gualala Arts Local Eyes!
Gualala Arts Center
Gualala, CA
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A Holiday Concert for the Coast ! presented by Gualala Arts Local Eyes!
"A Holiday Concert for the Coast" featuring the Ernest Bloch Bell Ringers on Saturday, December 5 at 4:00 p.m.

This year the Melodic Bells will be joined by internationally acclaimed vocalist Sita Milchev, along with her granddaughters, the Allen Sisters.

Our Mendonoma Coast had been without bells for a time when Sita Milchev's mother, artist, Lucienne Bloch Dimitroff, suggested to Sita that the family purchase a set of English Hand Bells using funds from the estate of Sita's grandfather, the composer, Ernest Bloch. Sita and her family, along with other early enthusiasts, kept the bells ringing for many years, to the delight of coast residents.

In its current incarnation, the Ernest Bloch Bell Ringers began playing in 1998, starting out with just four ringers - Sita, Jeanne Jackson, Gloria Brown and Bea Acosta. The group quickly grew and the bells once again rang out on the coast, including the '98 Pt. Arena 4th of July parade where the group won the Grand Prize.

Since then, the bell ringers have performed regularly at Art in the Redwoods, at St. Paul's Methodist Church, and at various concerts and functions. Each year the bell ringers have performed to benefit various community groups. Meeting every Monday at the home of Richard and Jeanne Jackson, this group delights in playing a wide range of music.

Our local bell ringers ring 4‚‚‚‚‚ octaves of beautiful English Hand Bells and this concert is not to be missed. For more information, contact Jeanne Jackson at

Sita Milchev has lived on our coast for over 30 years, bringing her amazing vocal talent to many events year round. She recently sang the alto solos in her grandfather's Sacred Service internationally in Israel as well as the premiere performance in Bulgaria.

Davina Rose and Elise Allen are talented home-schoolers who have been singing since before they could speak. Both were founding members of the Anchor Bay Children's Choir, and have been involved in many ACT musicals. Their great gift of musical talent is shared whenever possible.



Gualala Arts Center
46501 Gualala Rd
Gualala, CA 95445
United States

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