The Westminster Handbell Choir will perform Tuesday, May 21, at Davis United Methodist. Courtesy photo


Westminster Concert Bell Choir will visit Davis May 21

By From page A10 | May 16, 2013

The Westminster Concert Bell Choir, conducted by Kathleen Ebling Shaw, will perform at Davis United Methodist Church at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21.

The program features original compositions and arrangements of familiar works for handbells, including a transcription of J.S. Bach’s Fugue In G Minor, Johannes Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5, and the traditional Irish folk song “Londonderry Air.” The ensemble also will perform contemporary works including Erroll Garner’s “Misty” and Paul Desmond’s “Take Five.”

The Westminster Concert Bell Choir performs on the world’s largest range of handbells: eight octaves. The ensemble has appeared on PBS’ “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” and several holiday broadcasts of the “Today” show. Most recently, it performed with singer Josh Groban in NBC’s nationally televised lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.

Shaw is a member of the faculty at Westminster Choir College, where she is teaches handbell training and conducts a second handbell choir. Well known internationally as a handbell clinician, she is also director of music at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Doylestown, Pa.

Tickets are $15; the church is at 1620 Anderson Road. For more information, call 530-756-2170 or visit www.davisumc.org.

Enterprise staff

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