Handbell Podcast 077 - The Secret Podcast

Introductions

Member of the Blubrry network at http://www.blubrry.com
This show brought to you by Michele and Ringing Restorations - Thanks for the tip in the tip jar 

Join Us Live

If you would like to join us for our recordings, visit http://www.talkshoe.com on Tuesday evenings.  We are on the Virtual Air starting at 8:30 p.m. Central Time for our preshow prep time, we start recording at 9:00 p.m. and we hang around for a little while after for the post show.  If you have any problems connecting please email us at handbellpodcast@gmail.com, we would be happy to help you.To listen online or join in the chat room, do a search for Handbell Podcast and join us.
To talk with us and join us in the conversation, we are show number: 11443 and the phone number is: 724-444-7444 or you can use a VOIP program like Gizmo or Skype to call for free

Shout out to the Chat Room (1:57) 

Join these people in the chatroom:
Tm, MaryBellWilson, RTrain, HBishman, UnicornBelle
If you are in the chat room, you can discuss what is happening on the podcast.

Topics for discussion (2:24)

Raleigh Ringers Consignment Program

Strikepoint Concert Review by PennyDutch
Full text review can be found here: http://hbpcommunity.ning.com/forum/topic/show?id=674007%3ATopic%3A10711

Movie (12:39) 

Carillon plays Fantasy on King's Weston 
You can find the video here: Click Here

Music Review (14:57)

"Ring Joyfully"  By Susan Geschke
Octaves: 2-3 Octaves (4-5 Octave version available)
AGEHR Level:  1+
Direct Link to the Music: Click Here
Choristers Guild can be found on the web at: http://www.choristersguild.org/
Code: CGB351    Price:  $3.50

Music Education (19:55)

Wizdom from the Agape Ringers Bass Bell Class

How to get involved with our podcasts (29:41) 

Email us or send us Audio Clips: handbellpodcast@gmail.com
the NEW Handbell Community: http://handbellcommunity.com
Shownotes/Website: http://www.handbellpodcast.com
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Direct download: HandbellPodcast077-7-30-2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:11am CDT

Handbell Podcast 076 LFS - Seaweed Annie

Introductions

Member of the Blubrry network at http://www.blubrry.com
This show brought to you by Michele - Thanks for the tip in the tip jar and Ringing Restorations

Join Us

If you would like to join us for our recordings, visit http://www.talkshoe.com on Tuesday evenings.  We are on the Virtual Air starting at 8:30 p.m. Central Time for our preshow prep time, we start recording at 9:00 p.m. and we hang around for a little while after for the post show.  If you have any problems connecting please email us at handbellpodcast@gmail.com, we would be happy to help you.To listen online or join in the chat room, do a search for Handbell Podcast and join us.
To talk with us and join us in the conversation, we are show number: 11443
and the phone number is: 724-444-7444 or you can use a VOIP program like Gizmo or Skype to call for free

Opening Comments

Paul returns from Green Lake, WI

Voice Mails and EMails(3:42)

Ali - Australasian Handbell Festival Review
David - Area I Festival Conference Review

Shout out to the Chat Room(19:09)

Join these people in the chatroom:  
Tm, MaryBellWilson, RTrain, HBishman, UnicornBelle
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Community Member Profile (20:12) 

Judy Phillips
    Member Page: http://hbpcommunity.ning.com/profile/JPbell

Community Blog Postings and New Members (22:26) 

Clink and Clank at National Seminar - Organist37
Email from Mike Joy and Promo/Intro from National Seminar
Crush Collision March Audio Demo - Larry Sue
What Music I have Handy - Matthew Prins
Follow up to Group Identity - Michele

Concert and Event Announcements (28:57)  

All events can be found on the Handbell Community Site at http://handbellcommunity.com

July 10 - August 14, 2007 - Bel ls of the Sound Summer Ringing Sessions - Do you go through withdrawal when your regular choir ends in June? Looking for an opportunity to play different positions, work on new techniques, and meet other members of the Puget Sound handbell community? Join us on Tuesday evenings this summer for our Summer Ringing Sessions! Special topics on handbell techniques and skills will be taught at 6:30 PM with focused ringing from 7 PM to 9 PM. Open to all ringers - beginners and pros, young and old. Bring a friend! http://www.bellsofthesound.org.

July 25 - 27, 2007 - Concordia Summer Ring Workshop - Concordia University, Irvine CA - Info and Registration: 949-854-8002 x1525  Registration deadline - July 13  Clinicians: Jeffrey Honore, Dr. Herbert Geisler, Nancy Jessup,Nick Hanson

July 31, 2007 - Arsis Youth Handbell Ensemble Concert - 7:30 - 9:30pm. Grace Lutheran Church, 2225 Washington St., Lincoln, Nebraska 

August 3, 2007 7:30 - 9:30pm - Michele Sharik in Concert - UK Residential Ringing Week - Kingston University, UK. Kingston University, Kingston-Upon-Thames, England

August 4, 2007 10:30am - 12:30pm - Michele Sharik in Concert - UK Residential Ringing Week - Hampton Court Palace - London Hampton Court Palace, London, England, UK

August 5, 2007 - Michèle Sharik - Solo Concert - Dunblane Cathedral, Scotland. Dunblane Cathedral, Dunblane, Scotland, UK

Opening the lines to the chat room (30:32)

What is the difference between a good ensemble and a great ensemble

How to get involved with our podcasts (34:41) 

Email us or send us Audio Clips: handbellpodcast@gmail.com
the NEW Handbell Community: http://handbellcommunity.com
Shownotes/Website: http://www.handbellpodcast.com
Handbell Podcast Store: http://www.cafepress.com/handbellpodcast
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Frappr Map: http://www.frappr.com/handbellpodcast
Phone/VoiceMail: (651) 204-6612
Direct download: HandbellPodcast076lfs-7-27-2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:33am CDT

Handbell Podcast 076 - Paul's in Outer Space

Introductions

Member of the Blubrry network at http://www.blubrry.com
This show brought to you by Michele and Ringing Restorations - Thanks for the tip in the tip jar 

Join Us Live

If you would like to join us for our recordings, visit http://www.talkshoe.com on Tuesday evenings.  We are on the Virtual Air starting at 8:30 p.m. Central Time for our preshow prep time, we start recording at 9:00 p.m. and we hang around for a little while after for the post show.  If you have any problems connecting please email us at handbellpodcast@gmail.com, we would be happy to help you.To listen online or join in the chat room, do a search for Handbell Podcast and join us.
To talk with us and join us in the conversation, we are show number: 11443 and the phone number is: 724-444-7444 or you can use a VOIP program like Gizmo or Skype to call for free

Shout out to the Chat Room (2:01) 

Join these people in the chatroom: Tm, MusicMom, MaryBellWilson, SilentSeranade, PennyDutch, HBishman, Mark Sheppard.
If you are in the chat room, you can discuss what is happening on the podcast.

Topics for discussion (3:21)

Arsis Youth Hits the road - From E-notes

Arsis Youth Handbell Ensemble of Tallinn, Estonia, is touring the United States for the first time. Starting on July 27 and ending on August 15, 2007, they will travel coast to coast, performing handbell concerts for appreciative audiences in 17 states. They plan on 19 concerts in a little over 3 weeks, hoping to see a lot of America and meet many new friends along the way. To find out more about the group and the tour visit their web site at www.arsis.ee.

- saw these guys at Pinnacle 2002, was impressed by their ambition

- look at their bell setup

- schools that teach music through handbells! WOW

DB pictures on Flickr - oh my there's a lot! let's organize people!

Music Key Display

http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2007/07/music_key_display.html?CMP=OTC-0D6B48984890

Tim Waugh cover of overtones

Paul's New Job

How do you tactfully tell someone they should not be ringing in the advanced ringing group?

CD Mailing Program Started

Highlights from the Community Forum(20:24)

Your Favorite Show? - Paul & Dean

Listener in Church - Phillip

Arsis in Lincoln, NE - PennyDutch

Change Ringing - Barb

Review of Strikepoint Concert - PennyDutch

Movie (25:37) 

The Answer is Blowing in the Wind
- which is worse, the fact they are playing in the wind or that the guy using the camera is trying to record it?
You can find the video here: Click Here

Music Review (27:13)

"Midnight Stars Make bright the sky"  By Hart Morris
Octaves: 3-5 Octaves
AGEHR Level:  
Direct Link to the Music: Click Here
Choristers Guild can be found on the web at: http://www.choristersguild.org/
Code: CGB359   Price:  $3.95

How to get involved with our podcasts (32:12) 

Email us or send us Audio Clips: handbellpodcast@gmail.com
the NEW Handbell Community: http://handbellcommunity.com
Shownotes/Website: http://www.handbellpodcast.com
Handbell Podcast Store: http://www.cafepress.com/handbellpodcast
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Phone/VoiceMail: (651) 204-6612
Direct download: HandbellPodcast076-7-23-2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:11am CDT

Handbell Podcast 075lfs - We're So Happy

Introductions

Member of the Blubrry network at http://www.blubrry.com
This show brought to you by Rima and Sharon - Thanks for the tip in the tip jar and Ringing Restorations
TalkShoe - http://www.talkshoe.com      

Join Us

If you would like to join us for our recordings, visit http://www.talkshoe.com on Tuesday evenings.  We are on the Virtual Air starting at 8:30 p.m. Central Time for our preshow prep time, we start recording at 9:00 p.m. and we hang around for a little while after for the post show.  If you have any problems connecting please email us at handbellpodcast@gmail.com, we would be happy to help you.To listen online or join in the chat room, do a search for Handbell Podcast and join us.
To talk with us and join us in the conversation, we are show number: 11443
and the phone number is: 724-444-7444 or you can use a VOIP program like Gizmo or Skype to call for free

Opening Comments

Live from Green Lake, WI

Voice Mails and EMails(3:20)

David - Picture of Arsis
David - Pettit and Fritson, Chimes, Outside the Box

Shout out to the Chat Room(11:1 5)

Join these people in the chatroom: Tm, MusicMom, MaryBellWilson, SilentSeranade, PennyDutch, HBishman, Mark Sheppard.
If you are in the chat room, you can discuss what is happening on the podcast

Community Blog Postings and New Members (14:56) 

Oh So Beginner - Megan
Where Nick and I have Been - GeeBee
First Concert Review - Penny Dutch
Tee-Riffic - Gretchen
Summer Break - Amy
Follow up to Group Identity - Michele

Concert and Event Announcements (17:21)  

All events can be found on the Handbell Podcast Community Site at http://handbellcommunity.com

July 10 - August 14, 2007 - Bel ls of the Sound Summer Ringing Sessions - Do you go through withdrawal when your regular choir ends in June? Looking for an opportunity to play different positions, work on new techniques, and meet other members of the Puget Sound handbell community? Join us on Tuesday evenings this summer for our Summer Ringing Sessions! Special topics on handbell techniques and skills will be taught at 6:30 PM with focused ringing from 7 PM to 9 PM. Open to all ringers - beginners and pros, young and old. Bring a friend! http://www.bellsofthesound.org

July 17, 2007 - Bronzewood Paedeia in concert - Springfield Presbyterian Church, Sykesville, MD.  Bronze and wood come together in a concert featuring the sweet resonance of harp and handbells.  Bronzewood Paedeia (pronunciation: pie-DEE-uh), the duo of harpist Kevin Holsinger and handbell solo artist Michèle Sharik, surprise and delight audiences with their beautiful music and charming story-telling.  In a performance on Tuesday, July 17 at 7:30 PM at Springfield Presbyterian Church, 7300 Spout Hill Road in Sykesville, Bronzewood Paedeia will present an eclectic program of ancient and modern music, from Renaissance dances to modern jazz, and all things in between.  This diversity of style gives the concert a universal appeal.  Kevin Holsinger performs on a cross-strung harp.  Unlike a lever or pedal harp, the cross-strung harp has two sets of strings - one set for "natural" notes and one for "accidentals".  This makes it a fully chromatic instrument and gives the performer instant access to all notes, just like a piano or marimba.  As one of many new cross-strung harp players in America that are on the cutting edge of this radical departure from the Celtic harp, Kevin is motivated by the new horizons that can be reached on a fully chromatic instrument. The music of the cross-strung harp is both haunting and enthralling, yet intimate and evocative.  Michèle Sharik (pronunciation: share-ick) is raising bronze bells to the level of high art.  Renowned for her graceful and flowing style, she is an emerging artist in the growing genre of English handbell performance; an art that began as a popular pub activity some 400 years ago and from this humble beginning has developed into a concert performance instrument. During the concert, Michèle will lift more than 250 lbs. (113.5 kg) of bronze in her own dance-like choreography combining both grace and strength.   A visual as well as musical performer, a handbell soloist must combine the fluid grace of a dancer, the musicality of a virtuoso, and the precision of an athlete to perform on this demanding instrument.  The combination of harp and handbells is a magical and enchanting sound that will surely captivate the entire audience. Date/Time:  Tuesday, July 17 at 7:30 PM   Place:  Springfield Presbyterian Church, 7300 Spout Hill Road, Sykesville, MD 21784   Tickets:  Admission is FREE.  An offering will be taken.  Suggested donation $10 per person.

July 18 - 21, 2007 - AGEHR National Seminar - Dallas, TX

July 20, 2007 - Bronzewood Paedeia at the Folk Harp Festival - Somerset, NJ - Friday, July 20, 2007 - Somerset, NJ 5:30pm  Somerset Folk Harp Festival.  Bronzewood Paedeia (Kevin Holsinger, harp; & Michèle Sharik, handbells) will perform a 30-minute mini-concert at the Somerset Folk Harp Festival at the Doubletree Hotel in Somerset, NJ (50 Atrium Dr, Somerset, NJ 08873).  Concert tickets are $10 at the door for non-festival-registrants.  (Admission included in Registration fee if registered for the Festival.)  

July 22, 2007 - Bronzewood Paedeia - church services - Bridgewater, NJ.  Sunday, July 22, 2007 - Bridgewater, NJ Morning church services.  8:30 am = Blended service.  10:00 am = Traditional service.   Bronzewood Paedeia (harpist Kevin Holsinger & handbell solo artist Michèle Sharik) will play for morning worship services at Bridgewater United Methodist Church (651 Country Club Rd, Bridgewater, NJ 08807).

July 25 - 27, 2007 - Concordia Summer Ring Workshop - Concordia University, Irvine CA - Info and Registration: 949-854-8002 x1525  Registration deadline - July 13  Clinicians: Jeffrey Honore, Dr. Herbert Geisler, Nancy Jessup,Nick Hanson

July 31, 2007 - Arsis Youth Handbell Ensemble Concert - 7:30 - 9:30pm. Grace Lutheran Church, 2225 Washington St., Lincoln, Nebraska 

August 3, 2007 7:30 - 9:30pm - Michele Sharik in Concert - UK Residential Ringing Week - Kingston University, UK. Kingston University, Kingston-Upon-Thames, England

August 4, 2007 10:30am - 12:30pm - Michele Sharik in Concert - UK Residential Ringing Week - Hampton Court Palace - London Hampton Court Palace, London, England, UK

August 5, 2007 - Michèle Sharik - Solo Concert - Dunblane Cathedral, Scotland. Dunblane Cathedral, Dunblane, Scotland, UK

Opening the lines to the chat room (19:24)

Requirements for ringing levels
- Beginning
- Intermediate
- Advanced 

How to get involved with our podcasts (28:52) 

Email us or send us Audio Clips: handbellpodcast@gmail.com
the NEW Handbell Community: http://handbellcommunity.com
Shownotes/Website: http://www.handbellpodcast.com
Handbell Podcast Store: http://www.cafepress.com/handbellpodcast
Newsletter/Google Group for Email Updates: http://groups.google.com/group/handbellpodcast
Frappr Map: http://www.frappr.com/handbellpodcast
Phone/VoiceMail: (651) 204-6612
Direct download: HandbellPodcast075lfs-7-18-2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:22am CDT

Handbell Podcast 075 - Zebras?

Introductions

Member of the Blubrry network at http://www.blubrry.com
This show brought to you by Michele and Ringing Restorations - Thanks for the tip in the tip jar 

Join Us Live

If you would like to join us for our recordings, visit http://www.talkshoe.com on Tuesday evenings.  We are on the Virtual Air starting at 8:30 p.m. Central Time for our preshow prep time, we start recording at 9:00 p.m. and we hang around for a little while after for the post show.  If you have any problems connecting please email us at handbellpodcast@gmail.com, we would be happy to help you.To listen online or join in the chat room, do a search for Handbell Podcast and join us.
To talk with us and join us in the conversation, we are show number: 11443 and the phone number is: 724-444-7444 or you can use a VOIP program like Gizmo or Skype to call for free

Shout out to the Chat Room (2:09) 

Join these people in the chatroom: Organist37, Tm, MaryBellWilson, LarryAndreson, UnicornBelle.
If you are in the chat room, you can discuss what is happening on the podcast.

Topics for discussion (2:25)

Musically Odd - http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=lgoV6Ixa8EI
Handbells on another Podcast - From Handbell-l Wed 7/4/07
The Aurora, Colorado History Museum has put together a special 9-11 commemorative which opens this week. They commissioned a work, a five-part suite called The Recovery Suite, composed by Ken Clinton, featuring bells. The exhibit will include artifacts supplied by the New York State Museum.
Link: Click Here
Michèle Sharik's  new solo CD is finally available from iTunes!
You can buy each song individually for $0.99 or the entire album for $9.99.
Here's the link:
http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playListId=259268774
Handbell Zebra
 - What is it? does it still exist?
 - composers include Kath Wissinger, Jennifer Bell, Nancy Tipton
 - looks like a magazine type publication.
 - was actually an insert in Overtones
Overtones available online
 - yes it's the ENTIRE thing!
 - can you give out your password to your ringers at church so they can go read?

Movie (9:25) 

2 more videos of DB in Europe uplaoded by Gillian  
DB Europe Tour 2007 plays Farandole - Click Here
DB Europe Tour 2007 plays Transfiguration - Click Here

Music Review (11:15)

"Fantasie on There is a Balm in Gilead"  By Matthew Prins
Octaves: 4-5 Octaves
AGEHR Level:  3+
Direct Link to the Music: Click Here
GIA can be found on the web at: http://www.giamusic.com
Code: G-6597   Price:  $3.95

How to get involved with our podcasts (20:12) 

Email us or send us Audio Clips: handbellpodcast@gmail.com
the NEW Handbell Community: http://handbellcommunity.com
Shownotes/Website: http://www.handbellpodcast.com
Handbell Podcast Store: http://www.cafepress.com/handbellpodcast
Newsletter/Google Group for Email Updates: http://groups.google.com/group/handbellpodcast
Frappr Map: http://www.frappr.com/handbellpodcast
Phone/VoiceMail: (651) 204-6612
Direct download: HandbellPodcast075-7-14-2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:44pm CDT

Handbell Podcast 074lfs -  Stop Shouting

Introductions

Member of the Blubrry network at http://www.blubrry.com
This show brought to you by Rima and Sharon - Thanks for the tip in the tip jar and Ringing Restorations
TalkShoe - http://www.talkshoe.com      

Join Us

If you would like to join us for our recordings, visit http://www.talkshoe.com on Tuesday evenings.  We are on the Virtual Air starting at 8:30 p.m. Central Time for our preshow prep time, we start recording at 9:00 p.m. and we hang around for a little while after for the post show.  If you have any problems connecting please email us at handbellpodcast@gmail.com, we would be happy to help you.To listen online or join in the chat room, do a search for Handbell Podcast and join us.
To talk with us and join us in the conversation, we are show number: 11443
and the phone number is: 724-444-7444 or you can use a VOIP program like Gizmo or Skype to call for free

Opening Comments

An explanation of what happened last week with Talkshoe

Voice Mails and EMails(2:12)

Kelly - Back Bay Ringers and Question: Transcriptions for the 1812 Overture
David - Patriotic Music
Sharon - Podcast Tonight, Macy's Day of Music

Shout out to the Chat Room(9:29)

Join these people in the chatroom: Organist37, Tm, MaryBellWilson, LarryAndreson, UnicornBelle
If you are in the chat room, you can discuss what is happening on the podcast

Community Member Profile (10:10) 

Matthew Prins
    Member Page: http://hbpcommunity.ning.com/profile/mdprins

Community Blog Postings and New Members (12:50) 

Group Identity - Michele Sharik
4th of July Concert - Maryann Wolfe

Concert and Event Announcements (15:26)  

All events can be found on the Handbell Podcast Community Site at http://handbellcommunity.com

July 10 - August 14, 2007 - Bells of the Sound Summer Ringing Sessions - Do you go through withdrawal when your regular choir ends in June? Looking for an opportunity to play different positions, work on new techniques, and meet other members of the Puget Sound handbell community? Join us on Tuesday evenings this summer for our Summer Ringing Sessions! Special topics on handbell techniques and skills will be taught at 6:30 PM with focused ringing from 7 PM to 9 PM. Open to all ringers - beginners and pros, young and old. Bring a friend! http://www.bellsofthesound.org

July 13, 2007 - Agape Ringers in Concert - The Agape Ringers in Concert.  Friday, July 13, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.
1st Congregational UCC.  815 S. Concord Road, Oconomowoc, WI 53066 Free Will Offering  For information, visit http://www.oconomowocucc.org or call Karl Kay at (262) 490-2411.

July 14, 2007 - Agape Ringers Workshop in WI - Saturday, July 14, 2007.  9:00 a.m. - Noon.  Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m.  Ascension Lutheran Church, 1415 Dopp Street, Waukesha, WI 53188.  For driving directions visit http://www.ascensiononline.org  Workshop Fee: $20.  The Agape Ringers, a Chicago-based community handbell ensemble, will offer a mini-workshop on how to be a better handbell ringer.  The small group classroom format will give participants an opportunity to take three of six hands-on classes that will be offered during each 50-minute session.  The workshop is applicable for anyone who would like to become a better ringer, or for the director who is looking for rehearsal and directing techniques to create a more unified and musical group.  For complete details and a registration form, please see the attached .pdf file.  For more information, contact Heidi Bischmann at hbischmann@wi.rr.com or (262) 369-7812.

  • July 14, 2007 - Twin Cities Bronze in Concert - 6:00-7:30 AM (yes, AM!)  Peavey Plaza, Minneapolis Macy's Day of Music - http://www.handbells.org
  • July 15, 2007 - Bronzewood Paedeia in concert - Gayton Kirk Presbyterian Church, Richmond, VA.  Sunday, July 15, 2007 - Richmond, VA  11:00 am = Morning church service  4:00 pm = Afternoon concert Bronzewood Paedeia (Kevin Holsinger, harp; & Michèle Sharik, handbells) will play for morning worship and present an afternoon concert at Gayton Kirk Presbyterian Church (11421 Gayton Road in Richmond, VA).  
    Concert admission is FREE!  An offering will be taken - Suggested donation is $10 per person.

    July 17, 2007 - Bronzewood Paedeia in concert - Springfield Presbyterian Church, Sykesville, MD.  Bronze and wood come together in a concert featuring the sweet resonance of harp and handbells.  Bronzewood Paedeia (pronunciation: pie-DEE-uh), the duo of harpist Kevin Holsinger and handbell solo artist Michèle Sharik, surprise and delight audiences with their beautiful music and charming story-telling.  In a performance on Tuesday, July 17 at 7:30 PM at Springfield Presbyterian Church, 7300 Spout Hill Road in Sykesville, Bronzewood Paedeia will present an eclectic program of ancient and modern music, from Renaissance dances to modern jazz, and all things in between.  This diversity of style gives the concert a universal appeal.  Kevin Holsinger performs on a cross-strung harp.  Unlike a lever or pedal harp, the cross-strung harp has two sets of strings - one set for "natural" notes and one for "accidentals".  This makes it a fully chromatic instrument and gives the performer instant access to all notes, just like a piano or marimba.  As one of many new cross-strung harp players in America that are on the cutting edge of this radical departure from the Celtic harp, Kevin is motivated by the new horizons that can be reached on a fully chromatic instrument. The music of the cross-strung harp is both haunting and enthralling, yet intimate and evocative.  Michèle Sharik (pronunciation: share-ick) is raising bronze bells to the level of high art.  Renowned for her graceful and flowing style, she is an emerging artist in the growing genre of English handbell performance; an art that began as a popular pub activity some 400 years ago and from this humble beginning has developed into a concert performance instrument. During the concert, Michèle will lift more than 250 lbs. (113.5 kg) of bronze in her own dance-like choreography combining both grace and strength.   A visual as well as musical performer, a handbell soloist must combine the fluid grace of a dancer, the musicality of a virtuoso, and the precision of an athlete to perform on this demanding instrument.  The combination of harp and handbells is a magical and enchanting sound that will surely captivate the entire audience. Date/Time:  Tuesday, July 17 at 7:30 PM   Place:  Springfield Presbyterian Church, 7300 Spout Hill Road, Sykesville, MD 21784   Tickets:  Admission is FREE.  An offering will be taken.  Suggested donation $10 per person.

    July 18 - 21, 2007 - AGEHR National Seminar - Dallas, TX

    July 20, 2007 - Bronzewood Paedeia at the Folk Harp Festival - Somerset, NJ - Friday, July 20, 2007 - Somerset, NJ 5:30pm  Somerset Folk Harp Festival.  Bronzewood Paedeia (Kevin Holsinger, harp; & Michèle Sharik, handbells) will perform a 30-minute mini-concert at the Somerset Folk Harp Festival at the Doubletree Hotel in Somerset, NJ (50 Atrium Dr, Somerset, NJ 08873).  Concert tickets are $10 at the door for non-festival-registrants.  (Admission included in Registration fee if registered for the Festival.)  

    July 22, 2007 - Bronzewood Paedeia - church services - Bridgewater, NJ.  Sunday, July 22, 2007 - Bridgewater, NJ Morning church services.  8:30 am = Blended service.  10:00 am = Traditional service.   Bronzewood Paedeia (harpist Kevin Holsinger & handbell solo artist Michèle Sharik) will play for morning worship services at Bridgewater United Methodist Church (651 Country Club Rd, Bridgewater, NJ 08807).

    July 25 - 27, 2007 - Concordia Summer Ring Workshop - Concordia University, Irvine CA - Info and Registration: 949-854-8002 x1525  Registration deadline - July 13  Clinicians: Jeffrey Honore, Dr. Herbert Geisler, Nancy Jessup,Nick Hanson

    Opening the lines to the chat room (17:31)

    What is your very first memory of Handbells  

    How to get involved with our podcasts (19:52) 

    Email us or send us Audio Clips: handbellpodcast@gmail.com
    the NEW Handbell Community: http://handbellcommunity.com
    Shownotes/Website: http://www.handbellpodcast.com
    Handbell Podcast Store: http://www.cafepress.com/handbellpodcast
    Newsletter/Google Group for Email Updates: http://groups.google.com/group/handbellpodcast
    Frappr Map: http://www.frappr.com/handbellpodcast
    Phone/VoiceMail: (651) 204-6612
    Direct download: HandbellPodcast074lfs-7-12-2007.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:45am CDT

    Handbell Podcast 074 - Transitions

    Introductions

    Member of the Blubrry network at http://www.blubrry.com
    This show brought to you by Michele and Ringing Restorations - Thanks for the tip in the tip jar 

    Join Us Live

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    Shout out to the Chat Room (1:53) 

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    Topics for discussion (3:40)

    Stats from the Community Site
    539 Photos, 64 Videos, 199 Members, 24 Forum Topics, 40,741 Views since created
    2 sponsors, 1 working calendar - sorta, a whole lot of great bell content
    Month of Giveaways
    Paul and Justin's conversation about Community Groups

    Highlights from the Handbell Community Fourms (14:13) 

    Suggestions for a beginning ringer - Marquise Usher

    Movie (16:50) 

    Is this music? Is this good education? What is this?
    http://hbpcommunity.ning.com/video/video/show?id=674007:Video:9796

    Music Review (20:22)

    "The All American Hometown Band"  By Noona/Wood
    Octaves: 4-6 Octaves
    AGEHR Level:  5+
    Direct Link to the Music: Click Here
    AGEHR can be found on the web at: http://www.agehr.org
    Code: AG46018   Price:  $3.95

    Music Education (28:05)

    Bass Bell Tips and Tricks
     - remembered from last week
     - clapper throw  
     - gradual damp
     - Gloves/no gloves
     - liquid bandage stuff
     - warmup your HANDS and THUMBS...i had issues.

    How to get involved with our podcasts (39:09) 

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    Handbell Podcast 073lfs - Review

    Introductions

    Member of the Blubrry network at http://www.blubrry.com
    This show brought to you by Rima and Sharon - Thanks for the tip in the tip jar and Ringing Restorations
    TalkShoe - http://www.talkshoe.com      

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    If you would like to join us for our recordings, visit http://www.talkshoe.com on Tuesday evenings.  We are on the Virtual Air starting at 8:30 p.m. Central Time for our preshow prep time, we start recording at 9:00 p.m. and we hang around for a little while after for the post show.  If you have any problems connecting please email us at handbellpodcast@gmail.com, we would be happy to help you.To listen online or join in the chat room, do a search for Handbell Podcast and join us.
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    Opening Comments(5:27)

    An explanation of what happened last week with Talkshoe

    Voice Mails and EMails(7:16)

    Spam never dies
    Idea from Jason Wells

    Shout out to the Chat Room(11:25)

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    Community Member Profile (11:52) 

    Marquise Usher
        Member Page: http://hbpcommunity.ning.com/profile/silentserenade

    Community Blog Postings and New Members (14:18) 

    Morrison Handbell Week - Paul Weller (With Pictures)
    Th e Symphony Audition - Monika Durbin

    Concert and Event Announcements (17:30)  

    All events can be found on the Handbell Podcast Community Site at http://handbellcommunity.com

    July 10 - August 14, 2007 - Bells of the Sound Summer Ringing Sessions - Do you go through withdrawal when your regular choir ends in June? Looking for an opportunity to play different positions, work on new techniques, and meet other members of the Puget Sound handbell community? Join us on Tuesday evenings this summer for our Summer Ringing Sessions! Special topics on handbell techniques and skills will be taught at 6:30 PM with focused ringing from 7 PM to 9 PM. Open to all ringers - beginners and pros, young and old. Bring a friend! http://www.bellsofthesound.org

    July 13, 2007 - Agape Ringers in Concert - The Agape Ringers in Concert.  Friday, July 13, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.
    1st Congregational UCC.  815 S. Concord Road, Oconomowoc, WI 53066 Free Will Offering  For information, visit http://www.oconomowocucc.org or call Karl Kay at (262) 490-2411.

    July 14, 2007 - Agape Ringers Workshop in WI - Saturday, July 14, 2007.  9:00 a.m. - Noon.  Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m.  Ascension Lutheran Church, 1415 Dopp Street, Waukesha, WI 53188.  For driving directions visit http://www.ascensiononline.org  Workshop Fee: $20.  The Agape Ringers, a Chicago-based community handbell ensemble, will offer a mini-workshop on how to be a better handbell ringer.  The small group classroom format will give participants an opportunity to take three of six hands-on classes that will be offered during each 50-minute session.  The workshop is applicable for anyone who would like to become a better ringer, or for the director who is looking for rehearsal and directing techniques to create a more unified and musical group.  For complete details and a registration form, please see the attached .pdf file.  For more information, contact Heidi Bischmann at hbischmann@wi.rr.com or (262) 369-7812.

    July 15, 2007 - Bronzewood Paedeia in concert - Gayton Kirk Presbyterian Church, Richmond, VA.  Sunday, July 15, 2007 - Richmond, VA  11:00 am = Morning church service  4:00 pm = Afternoon concert Bronzewood Paedeia (Kevin Holsinger, harp; & Michèle Sharik, handbells) will play for morning worship and present an afternoon concert at Gayton Kirk Presbyterian Church (11421 Gayton Road in Richmond, VA).  
    Concert admission is FREE!  An offering will be taken - Suggested donation is $10 per person.

    July 17, 2007 - Bronzewood Paedeia in concert - Springfield Presbyterian Church, Sykesville, MD.  Bronze and wood come together in a concert featuring the sweet resonance of harp and handbells.  Bronzewood Paedeia (pronunciation: pie-DEE-uh), the duo of harpist Kevin Holsinger and handbell solo artist Michèle Sharik, surprise and delight audiences with their beautiful music and charming story-telling.  In a performance on Tuesday, July 17 at 7:30 PM at Springfield Presbyterian Church, 7300 Spout Hill Road in Sykesville, Bronzewood Paedeia will present an eclectic program of ancient and modern music, from Renaissance dances to modern jazz, and all things in between.  This diversity of style gives the concert a universal appeal.  Kevin Holsinger performs on a cross-strung harp.  Unlike a lever or pedal harp, the cross-strung harp has two sets of strings - one set for "natural" notes and one for "accidentals".  This makes it a fully chromatic instrument and gives the performer instant access to all notes, just like a piano or marimba.  As one of many new cross-strung harp players in America that are on the cutting edge of this radical departure from the Celtic harp, Kevin is motivated by the new horizons that can be reached on a fully chromatic instrument. The music of the cross-strung harp is both haunting and enthralling, yet intimate and evocative.  Michèle Sharik (pronunciation: share-ick) is raising bronze bells to the level of high art.  Renowned for her graceful and flowing style, she is an emerging artist in the growing genre of English handbell performance; an art that began as a popular pub activity some 400 years ago and from this humble beginning has developed into a concert performance instrument. During the concert, Michèle will lift more than 250 lbs. (113.5 kg) of bronze in her own dance-like choreography combining both grace and strength.   A visual as well as musical performer, a handbell soloist must combine the fluid grace of a dancer, the musicality of a virtuoso, and the precision of an athlete to perform on this demanding instrument.  The combination of harp and handbells is a magical and enchanting sound that will surely captivate the entire audience. Date/Time:  Tuesday, July 17 at 7:30 PM   Place:  Springfield Presbyterian Church, 7300 Spout Hill Road, Sykesville, MD 21784   Tickets:  Admission is FREE.  An offering will be taken.  Suggested donation $10 per person.

    July 18 - 21, 2007 - AGEHR National Seminar - Dallas, TX

    July 20, 2007 - Bronzewood Paedeia at the Folk Harp Festival - Somerset, NJ - Friday, July 20, 2007 - Somerset, NJ 5:30pm  Somerset Folk Harp Festival.  Bronzewood Paedeia (Kevin Holsinger, harp; & Michèle Sharik, handbells) will perform a 30-minute mini-concert at the Somerset Folk Harp Festival at the Doubletree Hotel in Somerset, NJ (50 Atrium Dr, Somerset, NJ 08873).  Concert tickets are $10 at the door for non-festival-registrants.  (Admission included in Registration fee if registered for the Festival.)  

    July 22, 2007 - Bronzewood Paedeia - church services - Bridgewater, NJ.  Sunday, July 22, 2007 - Bridgewater, NJ Morning church services.  8:30 am = Blended service.  10:00 am = Traditional service.   Bronzewood Paedeia (harpist Kevin Holsinger & handbell solo artist Michèle Sharik) will play for morning worship services at Bridgewater United Methodist Church (651 Country Club Rd, Bridgewater, NJ 08807).

    July 25 - 27, 2007 - Concordia Summer Ring Workshop - Concordia University, Irvine CA - Info and Registration: 949-854-8002 x1525  Registration deadline - July 13  Clinicians: Jeffrey Honore, Dr. Herbert Geisler, Nancy Jessup,Nick Hanson

    Opening the lines to the chat room (18:59)

    We talked about Patriotic music

    How to get involved with our podcasts (23:38) 

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    Handbell Podcast 073 - Where's Paul?

    Introductions

    Member of the Blubrry network at http://www.blubrry.com
    This show brought to you by Rima and Sharon - Thanks for the tip in the tip jar and Ringing Restorations

    Join Us Live

    If you would like to join us for our recordings, visit http://www.talkshoe.com on Tuesday evenings.  We are on the Virtual Air starting at 8:30 p.m. Central Time for our preshow prep time, we start recording at 9:00 p.m. and we hang around for a little while after for the post show.  If you have any problems connecting please email us at handbellpodcast@gmail.com, we would be happy to help you.To listen online or join in the chat room, do a search for Handbell Podcast and join us.
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    Shout out to the Chat Room (2:33) 

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    Topics for discussion (4:19)

    Highlights from this months AGEHR E-Notes
    Concert Review from David -
    Link to the review on the Community Site: http://hbpcommunity.ning.com/forum/topic/show?id=674007%3ATopic%3A9665
    Some information is from the program, http://www.backbayringers.org/
    and http://www.oldsouth.org
    Live from Madison, WI - Morrison Handbell Week

    Highlights from the Handbell Community Fourms (25:12) 

    International Symposium: Orlando, Florida Aug. 2008 - Ruben Mendoza
    Shake........... Mart and other Handbell Cliches - PennyDutch

    Movie (26:36) 

    "Dear Old Wake Forest" - A Carillon Ringer posted by John Paradowski
    http://hbpcommunity.ning.com/video/video/show?id=674007:Video:8358

    Music Review (27:27)

    "Andromeda"  By Nancy Hascall
    Octaves: 5-7 Octaves
    AGEHR Level:  5+
    Direct Link to the Music: Click Here
    AGEHR can be found on the web at: http://www.agehr.org
    Code: AG57009J   Price:  $4.95

    Music Education (39:30)

    Musings from a Week with Weck
    Ringing Style
    "A crescendo is all about the soft and a decrescendo is all about the loud"
    Extra set of their bass bells

    How to get involved with our podcasts (44:29) 

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    Direct download: HandbellPodcast073-6-30-2007.mp3
    Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:50am CDT



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