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PUBLISHED: 4:25 PM on Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Choir to give Juneau, Haines performances
Bells of the Sound
The Puget Sound's premier handbell ensemble, Bells of the Sound, takes a cue from the classic Cole Porter musical and presents a program of anything that goes.

Performances include the ethereal "Andromeda," Portland resident Nancy Hascall's First Place winner from the group's 2000 Composition Contest, to classic original handbell compositions like Hart Morris' rhythmic toe-tapper "Uncommon Adoration," as well as all-time favorites like "Anything Goes" and "Route 66."

The Seattle-area group will present this concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at the Northern Light United Church in Juneau.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids, and $25 for a family. Tickets can be bought at the door or at Hearthside Books.

They also will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 23, at the Chilkat Center for the Arts in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Presbyterian Church in Haines.

A donation will be collected at the door.

For more information, go online to www.bellsofthesound.org, send e-mail to info@bellsofthesound.org or call (907) 780-6506.

Bells of the Sound is not your typical handbell choir.

Under the direction of Shirley Lindberg, this talented group of musicians is a dynamic force in the handbell world - encouraging composers to create new works and advancing this exciting instrument into the mainstream of entertainment.

They perform on 7 1/2 octaves of Malmark handbells, 6 octaves Malmark Choirchimes, 5 octaves of Whitechapel handbells and 3 octaves of Petit & Fritsen handbells - one of the largest sets in the country.


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