Handbell concert at UMC in Rutland

The Bells of Joy Handbell choir, under the direction of Karen James will present the annual Summer Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, at the United Methodist Church, 71 Williams Street, Rutland. Musical offerings from the church calendar year, as well as original compositions by contemporary composers will be presented on this unique instrument of 5 octaves of Handbells and 3 octaves of Handchimes, plus a variety of other instruments.

Director Karen James will ring a solo on her set of Malmark Handbells, accompanied by Ann Reed on piano.

The program will also feature selections from "The Sound of Music" by members of the Brandon Town Players who will be performing in their upcoming show in July at the Paramount Theater. Featured will be Nikki Juvan singing the part of Maria, Lief Erickson as The Captain, Martha Degnon, Katherine Bullock, Taylor Ampatiellos, Tegan Waite, Hannah Roque, Julia Lee, and Elinor Ross as the Von Trapp children, and several of the Nuns, including: Nancy Bart, Val Gravelle, Lois Jacobetz, Jessica Ryan-LeBlanc, Pat Pranger, and Charlie Gilliam.

A Free Will offering will be received. The United Methodist Church is handicapped accessible. For more information phone 345 6759.

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