Squirmy, chatty, energetic, and dancing kids are welcome to a Merry Tuba Christmas concert on Saturday, December 10 from 2 to 3 pm in Macy’s Court at the St. Louis Galleria. Hear more than 120 tuba, sousaphone, baritone horn, and euphonium musicians in festive attire perform holiday songs.
This signature event of the St. Louis Galleria has been presented for the last ten years and is a great way to celebrate the Christmas season. The concert will feature professional and amateur artists, ranging in age from 8 to 84 years old.
The St. Louis holiday tuba concert is part of a worldwide celebration of the tuba coordinated by the “Tuba Christmas” organization (who is part of the nonprofit Harvey Phillips Foundation). Tuba Christmas was conceived in 1974 as a tribute to the late artist/teacher William J. Bell, born on Christmas Day, 1902. The first Tuba Christmas concert was conducted by the late Paul Lavalle in New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza Ice Rink on Sunday, December 22, 1974.Photo: Michael Forster Rothbart