Handbell choir to present concert June 3
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[May 23, 2007]
The Circle City Ringers of Indianapolis, Ind.,
will present a handbell concert at 1 p.m. June 3 in the sanctuary of
St. John United Church of Christ in Lincoln.
The concert is free and open to the public. A freewill offering will
be taken to help defray the ensemble's expenses.
The Circle City Ringers, under the direction of Mike Keller, is
an auditioned community handbell choir performing a wide range of
musical genres. The group formed in the fall of 2004 and includes
some former members of the Indianapolis Handbell Ensemble. The choir
performs on 4 1/2 octaves of Malmark handbells and three octaves of
Director Mike Keller is a 1992 graduate of Indiana State
University. A trombonist, he is a former drum major of the ISU
Marching Band. Keller has served as an instructor for high school
and college band camps and works with ensembles as a guest conductor
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The Circle City Ringers is a member of the American Guild of
English Handbell Ringers. It performs locally and nationally in both
sacred and secular venues.
The St. John music committee is sponsoring the June 3 concert.
Darlene Begolka of Lincoln and Peggy Goetsch of Williamsville
co-chair the committee.
The church is at the corner of Eighth and Maple.
[Text from news release received]