7:00PM - 8:30PM
Handbell choirs from two Charlotte churches perform. Enjoy holiday selections by children and adult bell ringers as they share a unique musical presentation inspired by John Ferguson Weir's 1866 painting The Christmas Bell, part of the exhibition The Weir Family 1820-1920: Expanding the Traditions of American Art.
Participating choirs are:
The Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Friendship Ringers
The First Presbyterian Church-Charlotte Ivey and Knox Handbell Ensembles
Image: John Ferguson Weir (1841 – 1926). The Christmas Bell, 1866. Oil on canvas, 16 x 10 ½ in. Collection of the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio. Gift of the Rosenfeld Foundation, 1958. Recently conserved in part with a grant from the Ruth H. Beecher Charitable Trust
The Weir Family 1820-1920: Expanding the Traditions of American Art was organized by the Brigham Young University Museum of Art and made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and foundation sponsor, the Henry Luce Foundation. Additional assistance has been provided by Jack and Mary Lois Wheatley and the Milton A. and Gloria G. Barlow Foundation. Presentation in Charlotte of The Weir Family is generously made possible by McColl Brothers Lockwood and McColl Partners, and the Mint Museum Auxiliary.