Handbell Ensemble & Genesis Ringers in concert April 30

Handbells 09-10The Bethany College Handbell Ensemble and Genesis Ringers will perform an “Old & New” concert on Tuesday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Hall.

The concert will feature the music of Edvard Grieg, Cathy Moklebust, Paul McKlveen, Edward Eldar, and more.

Under the direction of Associate Professor Melody Steed, D.M.A., the Bethany College Handbell Ensemble is an auditioned ensemble open to students across campus. The purpose of this ensemble is to learn and perfect ringing techniques, to improve ensemble playing, and to explore new and exciting repertoire.  The knowledge gained from this ensemble will help to prepare students to serve as handbell directors and ringers in their community.

The Bethany College Genesis Ringers, directed by Instructor of Music Kendra Flory, is a companion group to the Bethany College Handbell Ensemble. Open to all students, particularly to students who have had little or no ringing experience, this group focuses on the varied techniques of handbell ringing and ensemble playing.  The group performs at chapel services and at the Bethany College Handbell Ensemble/Genesis Ringers concert in the spring.

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