ILWACO — A fantastic way to get into the holiday spirit is to attend Water Music Society’s annual Christmas concert Sunday, Dec. 3, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the festive Inn at Harbour Village in Ilwaco.
“Concertgoers will be energized, mesmerized, and wonderfully entertained with the sounds of Christmas music and other seasonal favorites from Grammy-winning Duo, the delightful and highly entertaining Tingstad and Rumbel on guitar and flute,” Water Music organizer said. “It’s a magical musical feast the entire community will enjoy.”
Doors open at 1 p.m. for a reception with an array of hot and cold beverages, and tasty sweet and savory treats, made by WMS board members. A no-host champagne and wine bar will be available.
Tickets are $10, available either at the door or online at watermusicfestival.com. Part of the proceeds of all of Water Music Society’s events goes to the local school music departments to assist students in musical enrichment and educational opportunities.
Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel have performed, recorded and toured together for over 31 years with 19 albums to their credit. Traveling to as many as 50 concert venues a year, they are friends who enjoy each other’s company and truly love making music. Eric and Nancy began their collaboration in 1985. Their debut album, “The Gift.” In 1998, “American Acoustic” was honored as Acoustic Instrumental Album of the Year. They enjoyed a Carnegie Hall appearance in 2000, and in 2003 they received a Grammy Award for “Acoustic Garden.”
Christmas concert set for Sunday