Saturday, December 7 | 7:30 P.M. | BYU-Idaho Center | Rexburg

Award winning vocalist, six-time Grammy nominee, and internationally acclaimed opera star Frederica von Stade will join the Sonos Handbell Ensemble and BYU-Idaho’s Performing Arts groups in this year’s A BYU-Idaho Christmas. Over the course of her career, Von Stade has performed with acclaimed organizations throughout the world and the United States such as the Metropolitan Opera, the Paris Opera, the New York Philharmonic, the London Symphony, and more. Referred to as “One of America’s finest artists and singers” by the New York Times, von Stade will share the spirit of Christmas in this December concert amongst the ringing bells of the Sonos Handbell Ensemble.

With a collective experience of over 100 years in handbell ringing, Sonos Handbell Ensemble captivates audiences throughout the world with their ability to turn several independent bells into one fluid instrument and musical piece. Sonos’ success has helped transport handbell ringing into the musical mainstream, and they have premiered pieces in operas, symphonies, and original handbell works.

Tickets go on sale September 17. Cost is $7 for BYU-Idaho students, $12 for general public. No children under six. Event dress.