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2019

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  • Tue
    19
    Mar
    2019

    A Celebration of Bells: Embellish & Campana Mini-Concert

    7:30pm

    Kretschmer Recital Hall
    Aquinas College Art and Music Center
    1700 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

    The two companion ensembles in the Embellish family; Campana and Embellish, will present a
    joint concert entitled “A Celebration of Bells.” The two groups will offer an exploration of the
    different foundations of ringing, from change ringing to tower bells as they have rung through
    the ages, and developed into modern-day handbell ringing. A hands-on experience will
    conclude the performance, and a reception will follow.

    No charge.

  • Tue
    30
    Apr
    2019

    Embellish Spring Concert

    7:30pm
    Covenant Fine Arts Center Recital Hall
    Calvin College

    Tickets will be available at the door for $14 each. Students and children get free admission.

    Please join us for Embellish Handbells' 2019 Spring Concert!
     
    Embellish presents:
    For Whom the Bells Toll
    7:30 PM Tuesday, April 30, 2019
    Covenant Fine Arts Center Recital Hall
    Calvin College
     
    Embellish presents its Spring concert on Tuesday, April 30, in the beautiful and intimate setting of the Recital Hall in Calvin College’s Covenant Fine Arts Center. The concert will offer a fun exploration of the different foundations of ringing, from simple tolling to change ringing on tower bells, as bells have rung through the ages and developed into modern-day handbell ringing.
     
    Selections will include Cathy Moklebust’s original composition, “Five Incriptions,” based on “virtutes,” ancient Latin sayings which were inscribed on bells to state a function ascribed to
    them; and two favorite pieces by Embellish’s Honorary Associate Director Fred Gramann: “Change Ring Prelude on Divinum Mysterium” and “Prelude on Herzliebster Jesu.” They will also play William Gross’s original work “The Bell Toll Blues,” a heavy blues piece based on sounds commonly heard on bells, such as a clock tower chime, and even a little Christmas
    melody! Another original work is Sondra Tucker’s African-inspired “Khumbula Ubuhle,” commissioned by Embellish in memory of local community activist Dirk Koning.
     
    The concert will feature the full arsenal of Embellish equipment, from their 6 ½ octave set of Malmark handbells, to the racked 6 th and 7 th octave chimes. This concert will also feature a brand new instrument: a set of Schulmerich Silver Melody Bells recently donated by the Johnson family in memory of Mark Johnson. These new bells will offer an unusual brightness and sheen to enhance the rich sound of the bronze and aluminum bells in the Embellish set.
     
    Percussion, demonstrations, and narration will keep things moving on this family-friendly program. After the concert, audience members are always invited to meet the ringers, try out the bells, and take “bellfies.”
  • Tue
    14
    May
    2019

    Ringlets Children's Concert

    6:30pm

    John Ball Zoo

  • Sat
    08
    Jun
    2019
  • Tue
    20
    Aug
    2019

    Fall Campana Registration Opens

    5:30pm

    If interested, please contact the music director to be put on the registration list.

  • Sun
    10
    Nov
    2019

    Embellish & Campana Fall Concert

    3:00pm

    Trinity Lutheran Church
    2700 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

  • Thu
    12
    Dec
    2019

    'Tis the Season to Embellish Holiday Concert

    7:30pm

    Mayflower Congregational Church

    2345 Robinson Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

    Tickets will be available at the door. $14 each. Students and children get free admission.

Concert Group Tickets are available for groups of 10+ at a rate of $9.00 per person.  Please contact us at tickets@embellishhandbells.com for details and to reserve your tickets.