HANGING OF THE GREENS
WHERE: First United Methodist Church of Downers Grove, 1032 Maple Ave., Downers Grove
WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 18
COST AND INFO: $8 in advance, $10 at the door; dgfumc.org
ABOUT: The handbell choirs of First United Methodist Church present their “Hanging of the Greens 2017” Christmas concert. Also featured will be Hartford Symphony principal harpist Julie Spring and dancer Leah Meadows. Watch a processional of double handbell choirs as decor is ushered in, with lanterns, wreaths, banners, a nativity scene and more. Traditional carols are transformed through new percussion combinations, textured rhythms, choreography and splashes of bell colors.