Sunday, December 18, 2005

Oh, dear this very late

It'a already the 4th Sunday of Advent. So it's very likely that you've already missed the Tubachristmas concert. It's not absolutely certain that it's too late for the one in your area. You can check the schedule here. It may just still be possible for you to hear an hour or two of traditional Christmas music played on a hundred or so tubas and euphonia. (With maybe the odd Sousaphone. Not every location adheres strictly to the rubrics.)

I probably would have forgotten to remind you at all. Fortunately, the first antiphon for vespers tonight provided the proper seasonal nudge: Canite tuba in Sion, quia prope est dies Domini: ecce veniet ad salvandum nos, alleluia, alleluia.

Tubachristmas; A Short History

Tubachristmas in Los Angeles is already over. It was last week. But there is one coming up in Anaheim this Thursday.