Sounds of the Season is a concert for the community featuring local and regional performers, in celebration of the holiday season and in support of the Bethany Center, an ecumenical ministry in Piqua, Ohio.
Tickets are $5 per individual or $10 per family.
With some of the greatest musicians and performers from the area, this year's Sounds of the Season Holiday Concert features all of the season’s classic tunes mixed with some original music to celebrate this time of year.
All proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Bethany Center in Piqua, Ohio.
"Here at the Piqua Arts Council, we make it our mission to give back to the community, especially during the holiday season. We're more than happy to be donating our ticket sales to the Bethany Center, a ministry that has served the citizens of Piqua well for many years now. It’s so important that our community organizations work together for the greater good." - Seth Regula, Program Director
The Bethany Center is an ecumenical ministry in Piqua, manifesting God's love by sharing resources, offering guidance and education, and serving those in need. Located at 339 South Street in Piqua, Ohio, the Bethany Center’s main services are their Soup Kitchen, Food Pantry and Clothing Bank. What started as Wilma Earls’ St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen in 1998 later became the Bethany Center as the outreach moved to its current location. For more information about the Bethany Center, please click the button below.
Quintessential Winds is a woodwind quintet formed 10 years ago by musicians in the Piqua Civic Band. With Tami Tennison on flute, Jen Messaros on oboe, Michael Houser on clarinet, Julie Swank on horn and Linda Reitmann on bassoon, the classic woodwind group will perform a variety of holiday favorites.
The Troy High School Orchestra is composed of various students of Troy High School right here in Miami County. Performing a solo from the group will be Nathan Mamitag, who studies violin privately with Dr. Hofeldt and is also a member of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Strings Orchestra.
The Randall Ringers are a freshly formed group of chime ringers who reside at Randall Residence in Tipp City, Ohio. The group has partnered with Senior Music Connection, and they're thrilled to be a part of it. The Ringers love the joy and smiles that they bring to everyone involved.
The Handbell Choir of Nashville UCC enjoys weekly rehearsals and fellowship as they prepare music for their Sunday morning worship services. The Nashville UCC Handbell Choir members are happy to reassemble again after a two-year hiatus to continue their music ministry that has been a part of their church for many years.
Founder and owner of Senior Music Connection – a company which provides musical experiences for older adults as well as a partner of the Randall Ringers – Krissy O’Malley, will be joining the roster in this year’s Holiday Concert. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and various studies in music therapy, Krissy has taught private music lessons, enjoyed involvement in area music clubs and organizations, and currently serves as a church pianist.
Ryan Ramey is a Portsmouth, Ohio native who currently resides with his partner, Evan, in Sidney, Ohio. Throughout his high school career, Ryan was very active in Select Choir, All-County Honors Choir, High School Band and Theatre. Ryan is a recent graduate of Shawnee State University, with a degree in Health Sciences, and plans on pursuing a community-based outreach career in the health care field.
In recent years, Patti has been a musician and director of music for several churches in the Piqua/Troy area. Currently, she serves as the Music Director at St. James Episcopal Church. Patti will be joining Ryan Ramey in song for this year's holiday concert.
Retired music educator, Mike Epperly, is currently active in multiple churches as a handbell ringer, as well as serving as past handbell director at First Presbyterian Church in Sidney, Ohio.
Dana Geuy will be performing with Mike Epperly in this year's Sounds of the Season Holiday Concert. Dana has served as a pianist of many years at First Presbyterian Church in Sidney, Ohio.
Watch the complete 2020 concert here with performances from Allison Babylon, Seth Canon, Tamela Tennison, Michael Houser, Deb Powers, Julie Swank, Linda Reitman, Jamie Suttle, Tim Yanney, Jimmy Felts, and Clark Manson.