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    Festival of Music Concert | Bells of the Lake Handbell Choir
  • Presented By: First Presbyterian Church
  • Dates: April 28, 2019
  • Location: First Presbyterian Church
  • Address: 512 3rd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Phone: (507) 282-1618
  • Time: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
  • Price: Free will offering


Founded in 1996, Bells of the Lakes provides an opportunity for highly skilled English handbell ringers to perform advanced level music. Membership is by audition and includes ringers from throughout the Twin Cities. The emsemble performs public concerts, records demonstration CD's of newly published handbell music and organizes local educational events, including a winter massed ringing event and a summer seminar. The ensemble also commissions original compositions for handbells from known and emerging composers and offers premiere performances of new musical arrangements for English handbells. William H. Mathis is a nationally known conductor and arranger of handbell and choral music. He is the retired Minister of Music and Fine Arts at the Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis.