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With great disappointment, we have canceled our Spring 2020 Handbell concerts. At this point, it is too early to know whether we’ll be able to reschedule a new date before the summer. Watch our website and social media for updates, including an announcement about auditions. The concert at The Centre already has been rescheduled for December 12.

Artistic Director Brenda Austin and Nancy Kindraka at Distinctly Bronze East 2020

Two DHE musicians enjoyed participating at the Handbell Musicians of America 2020 Distinctly Bronze East festival February 27 through March 1.

Brenda Austin, DHE artistic director, and Nancy Kindraka joined 114 other handbell ringers from across the country in New Bern, North Carolina, at the four-day, audition-only, massed ringing event for advanced handbell musicians. Stephanie Rhoades from Texas directed the festival.  

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.

Music filled the fellowship hall November 2 at the Eaton Rapids First United Methodist Church as more than 100 handbell ringers participated in a day-long festival. The Detroit Handbell Ensemble co-hosted the event that brought nine area church ensembles together for workshops and mass rehearsals.

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