Angelina Arts Alliance News Release – November 8, 2013

Contact: Ginger Trotter, Marketing and Communications – 936-633-3220


Tickets for ‘A Ringing, Singing Christmas Celebration’ on Sale NOW!

LUFKIN, TX. Tickets are available now – for what may very well be the most moving and memorable event of the Christmas season. Imagine the pure, rich vibrant tone of expertly played handbells. NOW, imagine the most famous – and widely considered the best – handbell group in the United States and you have SONOS Handbell Ensemble. The internationally acclaimed SONOS will join world-famous FREDERICA VON STADE for a rare and unforgettable evening. Frederica von Stade and the SONOS Handbell Ensemble will mesmerize the Temple Theater audience with their glorious Christmas concert Friday, December 6th at 7:30 pm. Angelina Arts Alliance proudly presents this joyful celebration of the season, with tickets ranging from $32-$41 (Premium/Box $51). Frederica von Stade and the SONOS Handbell Ensemble is sponsored by Angelina Radiation Oncology Associates, The Lufkin News and Angelina College. 2013-14 Season Sponsors are Lufkin Industries, Inc. and Memorial Health System of East Texas.

Special guest vocalist, Frederica Von Stade, a dazzling mezzo-soprano, is known as one of the truly great singers of our day. She has been performing leading roles with New York’s Metropolitan Opera for over forty years. This – her second collaboration with the ensemble – features a variety of seasonal works from delightful French noëls to rollicking jazzy Christmas spirituals. “Opera lovers are well acquainted with Frederica von Stade,” stated John Monk, of Lufkin. “For those who are not, there could be no better introduction to a world class voice. This charming lady will raise the songs of Christmas to a new level for you whether you are an opera lover or not.” John and his wife Lynette, members of the Houston Grand Opera’s National Patrons Circle, are looking forward to Ms. von Stade’s upcoming performance. Besides Lufkin, the only other scheduled performance of the Christmas concert, will be in Long Beach California.  This very special Christmas concert is filled with traditional Christmas musical selections and will be an inspiring beginning to your family’s holiday season.To purchase tickets online go to, call the box office at (936) 633-5454, or visit the Temple Theater box office in person Monday – Friday 11 am to 5 pm on the Angelina College campus in Lufkin. Visit the Angelina Arts Alliance website for information about the entire 2013-14 season.  Follow Angelina Arts Alliance on Facebook for late-breaking news and ticket giveaways.        


SONOS Handbell Ensemble

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