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May 28, 2013
The Handbell Choir of Holy Trinity Church in Laurel will participate in a combined handbell choir concert with Trinity Lutheran Church, Sunday, June 2, at 6 p.m., at 11200 Old Georgetown Road, in North Bethesda. A freewill offering will be taken, and a reception will follow the concert. For information, contact the church at htlc.laurel@verizon.net .
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By Jessica Gregg | December 12, 2013
The front door had barely cracked open and already the lilt of harmonizing voices could be heard from the sanctuary at Central Presbyterian Church in Towson. This was just choir practice - an important one to be sure, for the Christmas concert was only a week away - but the group sang without nerves beneath gold-bowed wreaths and evergreen boughs on an altar already decorated for the holidays. The singers paused in their rendition of "I Saw Three Ships," for handbell players to chime the melody.
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By Dewitt Bliss and Dewitt Bliss,SUN STAFF | November 3, 1995
Thomas A. McCoy, a member of a handbell chorus called The Bell Stars and participant in races and basketball throws in the Special Olympics, died Tuesday of kidney failure at his home in Timonium.Mr. McCoy, who had Down syndrome, was 32 and had been known as Sam since childhood. The Baltimore native attended the Ridge School in Ruxton and then the Chimes Day Habilitation Center.He was especially fond of music, withdrawing tape recordings ++ on weekly trips to the Baltimore County Library and maintaining his own collection of tapes and recordings from which he could pick specific selections without being able to read the labels.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | July 22, 2013
Trinity Lutheran Church will welcome back the internationally acclaimed handbell choir, The Raleigh Ringers, on Saturday, Aug. 24. The Raleigh Ringers will dazzle the audience with its unique interpretation of sacred, secular and popular music. Under the direction of David M. Harris, the Raleigh Ringers have released five CDs and a holiday DVD. "The Raleigh Ringers is a concert your family won't want to miss," Trinity's traditional music director, Karen Torbit, said. "We are very excited to have them back in Joppa.
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February 1, 2002
Handbell group, harpist to perform at church St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Annapolis will have performances by the Anacrusis Handbell Ensembles and harpist Diana Gumas on Feb. 24. Anacrusis is a community handbell organization of small ensembles from the Chesapeake Bay area. They have been featured at several handbell conferences in the Mid-Atlantic region. They perform quintets, quartets and duets, with occasional accompaniment by harp, keyboards and percussion instruments. Gumas is the harpist with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra and York Symphony Orchestra.
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December 5, 2002
First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ellicott City, 3604 Chatham Road, is continuing its 2002-2003 Artist Series with performances by the Raleigh Ringers at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday. The community handbell group from North Carolina, directed by David M. Harris, will perform Christmas favorites using its large collection of handbells. The nonprofit ensemble, whose repertory ranges from sacred music to rock 'n' roll, was established in 1990. "In the handbell world, they are very revered," said Tom Leeseberg-Lange, director of music at the church and chairman of the Artist Series.
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May 31, 2002
Arts Council presents Art in the Park festival tomorrow The Carroll County Arts Council will present its Art in the Park 2002 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow in Westminster City Hall Park. More than 60 artists have been selected to participate with a show and sale of their work, including paintings, drawings, prints, collage, photographs and stained glass. Cash prizes totaling almost $1,000 will be awarded to the best visual arts in several categories. Entertainment will be provided by Hands Down, a drum ensemble from Westminster featuring Jon Seligman; the Humbuckers, an a cappella group from Washington; Tim Jenkins and Reggis Upshaw, a local jazz duo; Walt Michael & Co., a traditional American string band; and Julie Keough, a contemporary vocalist.
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By David Donovan and David Donovan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 15, 1997
As advertised, the newly orchestrated version of Robert Twynham's "Te Deum" arrived Sunday evening at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen with everything but the kitchen sink.This giant multi-movement setting had marching handbell processions, antiphonal choirs, brass, organs and television monitors everywhere to keep the widely separated musicians together.At first, some mighty impressive sounds came from all corners of the cathedral.Unfortunately, the inspiration did not hold up, and only about half of Twynham's "Te Deum" took flight.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | July 22, 2013
Trinity Lutheran Church will welcome back the internationally acclaimed handbell choir, The Raleigh Ringers, on Saturday, Aug. 24. The Raleigh Ringers will dazzle the audience with its unique interpretation of sacred, secular and popular music. Under the direction of David M. Harris, the Raleigh Ringers have released five CDs and a holiday DVD. "The Raleigh Ringers is a concert your family won't want to miss," Trinity's traditional music director, Karen Torbit, said. "We are very excited to have them back in Joppa.
NEWS
October 23, 2005
Students to present play about Holocaust Winters Mill High School drama students will present I Never Saw Another Butterfly at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the school auditorium, 560 Gorsuch Road, Westminster. The story is based on people who endured the horrors of living in the Terezin ghetto in Czechoslovakia, which became known as a holding area for those who would be sent to Auschwitz during the Holocaust. Of the 15,000 children who lived in Terezin, 100 survived. The children were given hope and strength by a teacher, Irena Synkova, who helped them express their feelings through art, song and poetry.
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May 28, 2013
The Handbell Choir of Holy Trinity Church in Laurel will participate in a combined handbell choir concert with Trinity Lutheran Church, Sunday, June 2, at 6 p.m., at 11200 Old Georgetown Road, in North Bethesda. A freewill offering will be taken, and a reception will follow the concert. For information, contact the church at htlc.laurel@verizon.net .
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May 22, 2012
The Heavenly Handbells of Trinity Lutheran Church, North Bethesda, will join the JoyBells of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church for a combined handbell concert on Sunday, June 3 at 6 p.m. at 7607 Sandy Spring Road. Many of the concert selections were performed at the Area III Festival of the Handbell Ringers of America in Ocean City in March. A freewill offering will be taken and a reception follows the concert. Call 301-725-1666.
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May 31, 2011
WESTMINSTER — The Westminster Ringers will conduct a handbell concert Saturday, June 4, 7:30 p.m., at the Scott Center, Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster. Tickets are $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and children ages 5-12, at the door. A $2 discount is offered for advance purchase. Tickets are available at Carroll Arts Center, Coffey Music and Stu's Music Shop or by calling 410-848-5482. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for a silent auction to benefit the Homespun Ringers, a Westminster Ringer youth ensemble.
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By Laura Shovan and Laura Shovan,special to the sun | December 9, 2007
Dan Hoffner thinks that children make the best musicians, at least when it comes to handbells. While adults who play bells might feel inhibited or awkward, the fifth graders that Hoffner directs enjoy swinging their arms loosely as they ring their bells. Hoffner, longtime vocal music teacher at Lisbon Elementary, has directed a handbell choir at the Woodbine school since 1993. "It's amazing what 10-year-olds can do. These kids are playing pieces that adults have trouble with," he said.
NEWS
June 4, 2006
College offering summer courses Carroll Community College is offering summer classes in several areas. Available art courses, starting this week, include "Paint with Watercolor and Ink Outdoors," "Drawing for the Timid" and "Botanical Drawing." A "Technology Course For Teachers" at all levels will be held June 19-30. A two-week "Photoshop Level I" photography class will be held July 11-27, as well as one-day "Photoshop Level I and II" on July 13 and 20, respectively. Information: 410-386-8100.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | December 12, 2004
SEATTLE - A handbell hobbyist in Texas helped crack the case of the stolen church chimes, leading police to three young men suspected of pawning about $20,000 worth of the gleaming bronze bells. Six of eight cases of Schulmerich handbells and Malmark hand chimes stolen from Alderwood Community Church in Lynnwood, Wash., were sold by local pawnshops through eBay to buyers as far away as Pennsylvania for a combined $4,129. A 21-year-old Everett, Wash., man - a former church member - was arrested last week, and police expect to arrest other suspects.
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