SATURDAYS AT 7 AT ST. ANDREW`S CONCERT TO FEATURE HANDBELL ENSEMBLES
Ring Them Bells!, an evening of handbells, is a first for the Saturdays at 7 at St. Andrew’s concert series that is in its sixth year. The concert will be presented on Saturday, May 11 at 7 pm in the sanctuary of St. Andrew’s United Church, Chatham.
The concert will feature Bells Ablaze and Bellissima Ringers, two amazing professional handbell ensembles from Southwestern Ontario. Bells Ablaze consisting of 12 talented ringers is an advanced invitational bell choir and Bellisssima Ringers is one of Canada’s most advanced handbell small ensembles.
The Bellissima Ringers handbell quartet, formed in London in 1997, enjoys a busy schedule of ringing. This quartet has performed at Guelph Fest, the Stratford Summer Music Festival, Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto and many London churches and events. They performed in concert as part of the Canadian Handbell Festival in Penticton BC and presented several concerts in British Columbia They have a wide range of repertoire for full handbell choir, handbell quartet and even solo ringing that provides a unique music experience. Directed by Susan Carscadden-Mifsud, all ringers are talented musicians in various fields of music.
All are welcome. St. Andrew’s United Church is located at 85 William St. S, Chatham. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Free will offering (suggested donation of $10 per adult).