Handbell ensemble in concert June 21
Admission is free, but a $10 donation is suggested.
Strikepoint is a handbell ensemble rings on six octaves of bells (nearly the entire range of a piano keyboard) and frequently adds other instruments, from chimes to a penny whistle to African percussion.
hink of a handbell ensemble as a living piano, with each of 11 ringers responsible for up to nine notes.
Treble ringers may hold as many as six bells in their hands at one time, while bass ringers use their whole bodies to move 13-pound bronze bells with grace and finesse.
Audience members will see musical lines moving as chords move up from the bass or the highest bells to join in on the melody.
Strikepoint Concert selections run the gamut from Bach's Little Fugue to Disney Studios' Under the Sea.
The group, based at First United Methodist Church in Duluth, MN, has been touring annually since 1985, with an international tour every 2-3 years. Bill Alexander, a nationally known handbell clinician and conductor, leads the directorless ensemble.
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