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Ronn McFarlane & Carolyn Surrick Christmas Concert

Ronn McFarlane & Carolyn Surrick Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 5, 2021 (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM) (EST)


The Bower Center is proud to host The Ronn McFarlane & Carolyn Surrick Concert on December 5, 2021. The doors will open at6:30pm with the concert beginning at 7. The concert with be two 40 minute segments with a 10-minute intermission. Please no outside food or drinks as refreshments will be available for purchase inside.

It is magic. While Ronn McFarlane, and Carolyn Surrick, have both had significant and brilliant careers, their remarkable partnership has led them to this newfound musical life – and that has led to a rethinking and recasting of what a holiday concert can be. Yes, there are favorite Christmas carols. Yes, there is virtuosity, and yes, there are unexpected musical surprises. But there is a journey here. There is wistful memory, there is shared history, there are new stories to tell, and there is joy in the making of the music, joy in the celebration of the season, and joy in the sharing of it. The unspoken communication between these two master musicians is beautiful and deep. 

The partnership of Ronn McFarlane, lute, and Carolyn Surrick, viola da gamba, is one of shared mastery. They are both well established in their fields, have toured extensively, and recorded numerous CDs. But most importantly, they compose, arrange, and are always available to think about old music in new ways. As musicians, they are eternally productive and irrepressibly imaginative. As performers, they are luminous. It is magic.

Advance tickets may be purchased at, on this page or in person at the Bedford Area Welcome Center or Bower Center for the Arts.


$15 in advance or $20 at the door.

Bower Center for the Arts
305 N. Bridge Street
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
Event Contact
Christopher Martin
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Sunday, December 5, 2021 (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM) (EST)

Doors will open at 6:30.

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