English Handbell Holiday Concert with the Saxtons River Bell Ringers Thursday, Dec 5 at 7pm at Ascutney House Community Room
The Saxtons River Bell Ringers are an english handbell choir from Christ's Church in Saxtons River, Vermont.
"A handbell choir is a group that rings recognizable music with melodies and harmony, as opposed to the mathematical permutations used in change ringing. The bells are typically arranged chromatically on foam covered tables; these table protect the bronze surface of the bell, as well as keep the bells from rolling when placed on their sides. Unlike an orchestra or choir in which each musician is responsible for one line of the texture, bell ensemble acts as one instrument, with each musician responsible for particular notes, sounding his or her assigned bells whenever that note appears in the music." Wikipedia contributors, "Handbell," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Handbell&oldid=578446575 (accessed November 19, 2013).
The choir is actively seeking new members. Enthusiasm a plus - experience is optional. For more information about english handbell ringing please visit www.handbellmusicians.org .This concert is sponsored by the Friends of the Weathersfield Proctor Library. For more information about the concert, please call the library at 802-674-2863 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a free concert and open to the public. Ascutney House is next door to the library at 5157 Route 5 Ascutney, VT and the entrance is located at the rear of the building. Parking is available behind Ascutney House or in the Post Office parking lot.