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The 2019-2020 Detroit Handbell Ensemble with The Spirit of Detroit The 2019-2020 Detroit Handbell Ensemble with The Spirit of Detroit

The Detroit Handbell Ensemble will melt hearts through warm bellringing during “A Frozen Holiday Celebration” at three December concerts. Featuring 12 well-known holiday- and winter-themed songs including “Let It Go” from the movie “Frozen,” the concert will entertain people of all ages.

“This concert was inspired by the incredible song from the hit movie “Frozen,” DHE Artistic Director Brenda Austin said. “Kevin McChesney’s arrangement of “Let it Go” is challenging and inspiring for DHE, and quickly became the centerpiece for our holiday concerts. The concerts are sure to delight with many fun holiday favorites like Stille Nacht, Frosty the Snowman and What A Wonderful World.”

Concerts will be held December 7 at Zion Lutheran Church in Ann Arbor ($10 general admission, students free), December 8 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Livonia (free admission) and December 14 at First Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Ann Arbor (free admission). All concerts begin at 4 p.m

"DHE is dedicated to promoting handbell music through concerts and educational events held throughout the local community,” DHE Board Chair Nancy Plumley said. “From the very young to the young-at-heart, handbells and handchimes offer great opportunities for musical development and camaraderie.”

Based in southeast Michigan, the Detroit Handbell Ensemble is an ambassador for the art of ringing and performing with musical excellence. The group is dedicated to demonstrating the value of handbell music in schools, churches and communities.


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