Saturday, December 21, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
FREE CONCERT - ALL ARE WELCOME! MERRY TUBA CHRISTMAS is celebrating its 45th Anniversary (1974-2019). Created by Harvey Phillips, MERRY TUBA CHRISTMAS 2019 concerts will be presented in cities throughout the United States and in several foreign countries. Phillips was inspired to create TUBA CHRISTMAS as an annual event honoring his mentor/teacher, the late great tubist William J. Bell (born Christmas Day, 1902). Every TUBA CHRISTMAS performance features traditional Christmas carols especially arranged (for the first TUBA CHRISTMAS, December 22, 1974 on “The Rink at Rockefeller Center”) by American composer Alec Wilder (died Christmas Eve, 1980). The warm, rich organ-like sound of the tuba-euphonium choir has won the ears and hearts of every audience. It is no wonder that TUBA CHRISTMAS has become an established Christmas tradition in cities throughout the world.