49th and 50th streets between 5th and 6th Avenues
New York, New York 10111

Hundreds of tenor and bass tuba players will congregate on The Rink at Rockefeller Center, 49th and 50th streets between 5th and 6th Avenues, on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. to play Christmas carols and other crowd favorites. Tubists of all ages will line up under the famous Christmas tree and fill the plaza with the organ-line sound of low brass. Spectators are encouraged to sing along with the Christmas carols and holiday favorites.

The musicians, hailing from across the country, will be conducted by Chris Wilhjelm, conductor of the famous Goldman band. Conceived by tuba virtuoso Harvey Phillips to honor his teacher, the late William J. Bell (Born Christmas Day, 1902), the first Tuba Christmas was presented at Rockefeller Center in 1974, conducted by Paul LaValle, of Band of America fame. This unusual Christmas tradition is firmly established in over 200 cities around the world.

The event is free and open to the public.

DATE: Sunday, December 9, 2012
TIME: 3:30 p.m.

PLACE: The Rink at Rockefeller Center
Credo Landing
Rockefeller Plaza
49th and 50th streets between 5th and 6th Avenues
Manhattan 10111
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Added by Lauren A on December 3, 2012

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