Handbell ensemble to perform

Windsor - posted Nov, 05 2013

WINDSOR - New England’s premier handbell ensemble, The New England Ringers (NER), is coming to Windsor to present their winter concert program, Joy in Bronze. The handbell concert will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church in Windsor on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. Under the direction of Edward G. Henderson, Jr., 14 highly skilled and energetic performers will showcase their talents in a uniquely varied holiday program. The ensemble performs their music on six and one half octaves of Schulmerich handbells, seven octaves of Malmark handchimes and other assorted instruments. Each ringer uses bells, chimes, mallets and methods which combine to form a symphony of music, where mysterious and ethereal sections give way to majestic chords and lively portrayals of familiar carols and tunes. With its commitment to musical excellence, focus on eclectic programming to appeal to a variety of musical tastes, and a healthy dash of showmanship, NER has been entertaining audiences of all ages throughout New England, New York and Pennsylvania for more than 10 years. Trinity United Methodist Church in located in Windsor at 180 Park Ave. (Exit 36 off I-91). Tickets are $15 for adults and are available in advance by calling the church at 860-688-9245. Tickets will also be available at the door. Children are admitted free to the concert. A reception will follow. Visit www.newenglandringers.org or tumcwindsor.org for more information.

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