Celebrate the holidays with musical performances

Sheet musicNorman Public Library West continues its holiday tradition of concerts with a variety of performers visiting the library during the holiday season.

That begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, with a concert presented by the OKC Handbell Ensemble. The group, celebrating its 10th anniversary, has performed throughout the area and with a varied range of music since its inception.

The Norman Children’s Chorus stops by at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, for a performance. The group, now in its 27th season, is a nonprofit coed choral program for children in 3rd through 8th grades.

The library welcomes pianist Barron Ryan for a concert at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Mr. Ryan was a piano performance major at the University of Oklahoma and has performed on a concert tour in Israel where he discovered jazz and ragtime-inspired music that he has used on his debut album “Classical With Attitude.” His concert is titled “Classic Meets Cool.”

The next day, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, the Handbell Choirs from St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church will perform. The concert will feature both the children and adults who perform with the church’s choirs and a variety of holiday favorites.

The library will host the Sallee Studio Music Performance the following weekend at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. The concert will feature the talents of the students of the Sallee Music Studio, led by Mary Sallee.

All ages are invited to attend any of the performances, and no advance registration is required.