Steve Bell is at Vernon Alliance Church Sunday on the release of his Christmastide: Keening for the Dawn tour.

Steve Bell is at Vernon Alliance Church Sunday on the release of his Christmastide: Keening for the Dawn tour.

Bell rings in the season with Christmastide

Steve Bell Trio is at Vernon Alliance Church Sunday to perform from Bell's new album, Christmastide: Keening for the Dawn.

  • Nov. 14, 2012 5:00 p.m.

Juno award winner Steve Bell is in Vernon Sunday to perform from his new album, Christmastide: Keening for the Dawn, his 17th career album in 24 years.

One of the best-kept secrets in Canadian music, the Winnipeg-based singer/songwriter has enjoyed commercial success over a prolific solo career that has spanned two decades.

Although he has flown under the radar in terms of music industry and media recognition, his large and loyal fan base has continued to grow, here and in the U.S.

With his new album, Christmastide – Keening for the Dawn, Bell is reaching out to a wider audience.

The album, said to be richly atmospheric and textured by some fine musicianship, blends traditional with original songs, and acoustic roots with symphonic heights.

“This is no mere jingly Christmas album, but a deep and beautiful recovery of the season of advent, of the darkness and longing that come before, and give their depth, to joy,” said  Malcolm Guite, author of Faith, Hope and Poetry.

The Steve Bell Trio is at Vernon Alliance Church Sunday. Doors open 6:30 p.m. and the concert is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15, available at Wentworth Music Vernon, Vernon Alliance Church and the Bell Tower Bookstore, or order online at www.stevebell.com.