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Handbell choir to present concert June 3   Send a link to a friend

[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 Malmark chimes.

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 and clinician.

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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]

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