Old Time Fiddlers featured in Sunday Concert Series
Nov 04, 2018 08:30AM
The Utah Old Time Fiddlers and Country Music Association is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, perpetuation, and enjoyment of “Old Time” music. Our purpose is to encourage musicians of all ages and to provide them with opportunities to improve their skills by performing in public. If you live in Utah and enjoy the music of the fiddle tradition, then this is the place for you.
Our chapters hold regular jam sessions and are also available to play for special occasions. The Utah County chapter serves the Utah County area (Spanish Fork, Orem, Provo and Salem). We hold our jam sessions every first and third Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. The first Wednesday jam session is held at the Orem Senior Center, 93 North, 400 East, Orem. The third Wednesday jam session is held at the Springville Senior Center, 65 East 200 South, Springville.
On December 9, the beloved Utah Valley Bell Choir will perform their annual Christmas program. This is a family favorite so come early as it is a very popular concert. The choir was formed in 1993 by director Karen Eskew-Wyllie. The members volunteer their time to share their love of bells. There are 58 bells cast in bronze or aluminum, each tuned to a single note. When rung together, they produce melodies full of rich overtones. Sacred, as well as popular songs, are part of the repertoire. Highly skilled musicians ring together at precise intervals to create beautiful melodies. Performing a repertoire of sacred, as well as fun, upbeat songs, you won’t want to miss their showstoppers such as The Nutcracker, Sleigh Ride, and Hallelujah Chorus. Hearing these classics performed on bells is something everyone should experience!