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Handbell concert gets audience involved

Nevada Appeal Staff Report
CourtesyA handbell trio from Concordia University-Irvine performs. The Handbells and Hand Chimes choir will perform Thursday in Gardnerville.

The Concordia University-Irvine’s Handbells and Hand Chimes will present a Carillon Fantasy concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1480 Douglas Ave., Gardnerville.

Directed by Dr. Herbert Geisler and Nancy Jessup, the choir will perform a 90-minute concert that appeals to all age groups and tastes. They play a wide variety of music – sacred to classical to modern to popular – using 122 handbells and choir chimes as well as many other instruments. The pieces are performed by full ensembles as well as solos, duets, and quartets.

At the end of the concert, beginners from the audience will be invited to learn and perform a fully-harmonized hymn within 10 minutes.

Concordia has one of the largest collegiate handbell programs in the nation. The Concert Handbells has performed to high acclaim in 17 states and provinces of North American, as well as in 10 nations of Europe and Asia.

The public is invited. An offering will be taken to help with expenses. For more information, please call the church office, 782-8153.