Westminster Concert Bell Choir, conducted by Kathleen Ebling Shaw, will embark on its spring tour Monday, May 14, traveling to Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, North Carolina and Virginia.
The program, which previews the ensemble’s 2012 spring tour of the Midwest, features original compositions and arrangements of familiar works for handbells including Leroy Anderson’s The Syncopated Clock, Arnold B. Sherman’s Song of Peace and Robert Lowry’s Shall We Gather at the River.
The Westminster Concert Bell Choir performs on the world’s largest range of handbells: 8 octaves. The ensemble has appeared on Public Television’s Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and several holiday broadcasts of the Today show. Most recently, it performed with singer Josh Groban in NBC’s nationally televised lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.
Conductor Kathleen Ebling Shaw is a member of the faculty at Westminster Choir College, where she is teaches handbell training and conducts a second handbell choir. Well known internationally as a handbell clinician, she is also director of music at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Doylestown, Pa.
2012 SPRING TOUR
Monday, May 14 at 7 p.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Tuesday, May 15 at 7 p.m.
Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church
Little Rock, Ark.
Wednesday, May 16 at 7 p.m.
Resurrection Lutheran Church
Thursday, May 17 at 7 p.m.
First United Methodist Church
Round Rock, Texas
Sunday, May 20 at 7 p.m.
Custer Road United Methodist Church
Monday, May 21 at 7 p.m.
Boston Avenue United Methodist Church
Wednesday, May 23 at 7 p.m.
Asbury United Methodist Church
Thursday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m.
University United Methodist Church
Chapel Hill, N.C.
Friday, May 25 at 7 p.m.
Christ The King Lutheran Church