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Interview with:  Larry and Carla Sue

  • Bio: Larry and Carla Sue both started learning to ring in 1987… just 6,000 miles apart. They became acquainted on the Handbell Community in 2007, and in 2009 moved to Facebook and Skype. After finding out just how Made for Each Other they were, they became engaged at the Bay View Week of Handbells in 2011. In August 2012, Larry took a trip to pick Carla up in England, and they returned to the USA, first for Bay View, and then to move to California where they now live. Interesting fact: Carla's first night in America was spent in the elegant accommodations in Gate K-1 of O'Hare (maybe you don't want to do this…). They were married in September 2012, and have been spending lots of time learning the eight-bell music that they've been selling at Choraegus ShareMusic.
  • Questions
    • Tell us a little about yourself and how you started in Handbells
    • What are you currently doing with Handbells
    • When you are not playing/directing/composing what do you like to do?
    • What is your current Handbell Project/Product/Group?
    • Are you working on any CDs, DVDs, Arrangements, Compositions or other product?
    • If you could change one aspect of the Handbell world...what would you change
  • Website: www.choraegus.com

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Music Review

Title By the Light of the Silvery Moon
Composer/Arranger arr. Larry Sue 
Octaves 8 bells
AGEHR Level
Publisher
Catalog

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Interview with:  Nancy Kirkner

  • Bio:
    Nancy Kirkner is a solo handbell artist based in Seattle.  One
    of only a few actively performing concert handbell soloists in the
    country, she specializes in classical music and is known for her grace
    and elegance.  Nancy learned to ring in 1999 and began performing as a
    soloist in 2007.  Handbells were her first instrument.  She currently
    studies piano and musicianship with Janet Anderson, percussion with
    Miho Takekawa, and ballet with Jennifer Carroll.  She also trains
    handbell musicians, lectures about the instrument to community groups,
    and writes articles about handbells at her website solobells.com.

    Nancy has performed as a handbell soloist at Benaroya Hall (for
    Seattle Symphony’s Day of Music), Seattle Art Museum, Asian Art
    Museum, Frye Art Museum, Seattle Public Library, Wenatchee Performing
    Arts Center, Redmond Festival of Lights, and numerous other venues.
    Nancy and her performing partner Janet Anderson are on the roster of
    auditioned musicians for Ladies Musical Club (LMC), Seattle’s oldest
    performing arts organization.  Nancy has served on the LMC board of
    directors and is currently its YouTubist.

    Nancy belongs to Handbell Musicians of America (formerly AGEHR) and
    the Handbell Industry Council.  She is married to John Vice, also a
    handbell musician, who is a retired engineer.  Nancy worked as a CPA
    before retiring to spend time on music and travel.

    Website www.solobells.com
    Facebook: Handbell soloist Nancy Kirkner
    Email Nancy@solobells.com

  • Questions
    • Tell us a little about yourself and how you started in Handbells
    • What are you currently doing with Handbells
    • When you are not playing/directing/composing what do you like to do?
    • What is your current Handbell Project/Product/Group?
    • Are you working on any CDs, DVDs, Arrangements, Compositions or other product?
    • If you could change one aspect of the Handbell world...what would you change?
  • Talk about the blog articles on solobells.com - what and why
  • Tell us about the classes you're teaching at National
  • What are your guiding principles as a musician? (This would be a
    good question to ask right after what aspect of the handbell world I
    would change.)
  • Who is the handbell musician you admire most?
  • The Downton Abbey Connection

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Music Review

Title Bonny Donn
Composer/Arranger Janet Anderson
Octaves 3
AGEHR Level Solo
Publisher unpublished
Catalog

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Direct download: HandbellPodcast8-3--3-05-2013.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:59pm CDT

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Interview with:  Stevie Berryman

  • Bio:
    • A hard-working Luthedist, Stevie Berryman serves as the Director of Handbells at Kinsmen Lutheran Church and Lakewood United Methodist Church. She also volunteers her assistance with the fourth grade chimes choirs at Hassler Elementary School, placing her as director, assistant, or ringer in eight different bell rehearsals a week. Stevie began ringing handbells 20 years ago as a founding member of the Soli Deo Gloria Youth Handbell Choir at St. Stephen's UMC in Broken Arrow, OK. She's been ringing ever since all over the country, and is a former member of the Houston Bronze Ensemble. She has a particular passion for teaching children how to ring, and her innovative methods have made her a sought after educator at handbell festivals. When not in rehearsal, Stevie teaches music at Kinsmen Children's Academy. Stevie also plays violin and piano, and especially enjoys those times she can perform with her husband Paul, and their children Evan and Portia. She is also a founding member and President of the Board of Directors for the Houston Chamber Ringers.
  • Questions
    • Tell us a little about yourself and how you started in Handbells
    • What are you currently doing with Handbells
    • When you are not playing/directing/composing what do you like to do?
    • What is your current Handbell Project/Product/Group?
    • Are you working on any CDs, DVDs, Arrangements, Compositions or other product?
    • If you could change one aspect of the Handbell world...what would you change?
    • How is directing children different than directing adults?
    • What are your favorite toys or games for teaching ringing techniques?
    • Which techniques can children successfully manage, and which need to modified?
    • What sort of things do you look for when selecting music for children?
  • Website: http://www.houstonchamberringers.org/

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Music Review

Title Danza
Composer/Arranger Kevin McChesney
Octaves 2-3
AGEHR Level 1
Publisher Jeffers Handbell Supply, Inc.
Catalog

Title Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent
Composer/Arranger Julie Turner
Octaves 3-5
AGEHR Level 1+
Publisher Jeffers Handbell Supply, Inc.
Catalog

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Direct download: HandbellPodcast8-2--2-26-2013.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:57pm CDT

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Interview with:  Kristine Stout

  • Bio:
    • Kristine Stout is a mother of three and grandmother of four living in Clinton Township, Michigan with her husband Kirt.  Kristine has been playing the piano since she was eight years old, and her mother and grandmother were both piano teachers and church musicians.  She studied music at Central Michigan University and has been playing handbells solo since 1995.  Her daughter Heidi graduated from Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2002 and she and her husband Paul live in Seymour, Indiana, and are both teachers.    Kristine’s step-son Jacob graduated Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio in May of 2008 as an elementary education/music major.  He and his wife Tiffany live in Williamsburg, Michigan.  And her daughter Connie graduated high school in December 2003 and lives in Kalkaska, Michigan. Her grandchildren are Nickodeamus , Alexandria, Hazel, and Seamus (pronounced Shay-mus).  Her husband Kirt was an engineer and surveyor at their former residence (Kalkaska, Michigan), and was general manager at “The Joybell Theater and Gift Shop”, which the two of them owned and operated from 2002 through 2009, and he is now full time business manager for “Joybell”, their traveling handbell ministry.  Together they travel all over the United States, averaging 150 shows per year.
    • Solo ringing is a fairly rare form of musical expression.  Normally, for 37 handbells there are 11 or 12 people to play them.  This is called a handbell choir.  To ring all these bells all by yourself is not usual.  Kristine’s solo ringing combines her special choreography with handbell “weaving”, a way of handling the handbells so  they remain in keyboard order throughout a song.  There are quite a few soloists in the world, but Kristine is one of only a handful of professional soloists in the United States.  She has over 100 songs memorized now, and has produced 7 CDs and a DVD/video presentation called “The Joybell Show”.   Visit her website at www.joybelltheater.com, and follow her on “Facebook”.
    • Kristine Stout: handbell soloist
    • Website: www.joybelltheater.com
    • Email:  handbell_lady@yahoo.com
    • Toll free number:  1-800-462-12241
    • Like us on Facebook at “Joybell” Send a Facebook Friend Request at “Kristine Stout”
  • Questions
    • Tell us a little about yourself and how you started in Handbells
    • What are you currently doing with Handbells
    • When you are not playing/directing/composing what do you like to do?
    • What is your current Handbell Project/Product/Group?
    • Are you working on any CDs, DVDs, Arrangements, Compositions or other product?
    • If you could change one aspect of the Handbell world...what would you change?
    • Song
  • Website: http://joybelltheater.com/
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kristine.j.stout

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Music Review

Title Nearer
Composer/Arranger christine Stout
Octaves Solo
AGEHR Level N/A
Publisher Unpublished
Catalog

Question of the Week

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Direct download: HandbellPodcast8-1--1-29-2013.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:04pm CDT



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