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50th anniversary of handbell ringing

June 4, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

| Free

The current members of the Robertson-Wesley Ringers and Nova Bells would like to invite you to a special celebration at Robertson-Wesley United Church (10209-123 Street, Edmonton). The R-W Ringers will play in the service on Sunday, June 4 at 10:30 am and the service will be followed by an hour-long concert at approximately 11:30 am with the R-W Ringers and Nova Bells.
This celebration is in honour of the 50th anniversary of handbell ringing at Robertson-Wesley United Church. Robertson United Church, under Music Director Douglas Millson, was one of the first churches in Canada to get a set of handbells, and what a legacy that purchase has created! In recognition of that history, we have been cited in the article on “Handbells” in the Canadian Encyclopedia of Music http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/handbells-emc/
Over the last 50 years our handbell ringers have attended and planned several International Handbell Symposia – as individuals or as a whole choir (Vancouver-2016, Australia-2006, Japan-1986), attended provincial and national events, performed at many community, corporate and civic events, and made five recordings.
A special invitation has been extended to all alumni handbell ringers and directors, as well as audience members to join us in this celebration. As part of our recognition of Canada’s 150th, the concert will be all music of Canadian composers or music that has special connections with Canada, and an extra special feature of the concert will be the premiere of a work commissioned from Betty B. Radford for the event. The concert will begin at approximately 11:30 am on Sunday, June 4.
No admission charge, but a freewill offering will be appreciated.

Details

Date:
June 4, 2017
Time:
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.rwuc.org/concerts.html

Organizer

Tammy-Jo
Phone:
(780) 482-1587
Email:
music@rwuc.org
Website:
http://www.rwuc.org/concerts.html

Venue

Robertson-Wesley United Church
10209-123 Street
Edmonton, AB T5N 1N3
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Phone:
(780) 482-1587
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