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Catawba College Tuesday 515 Series to Feature Catawba Handbells

November 03, 2006

Category: Events, Music, Students


The public is invited to attend a Catawba College Tuesday Music 515 performance on at 5:15 p.m. Nov. 14, 2006, in the Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus. The performance will feature a program of music for handbell ensemble.

It will include music by such composers as John Rutter, Dale Wood, Cynthia Dobrinski, and several settings of favorite hymn tunes. The handbell ensemble will also play a piece for handbells with flute, played by Catawba College Music Professor Rosemary Kinard

The Catawba Handbell Ensemble is composed of students, faculty and staff members, and community members. Ensemble members include Laura Bame, Mike Bitzer, Joyce Caddell, Lauren Flynn, Jared Gordon, Jayne Hubbard, Anna McKinzie, Chris Myers, Devin Popenfuss, Janet Rash, Alex Will, and Jean Wurster. Senior Jared Gordon, a sacred music major from Spencer, will direct one of the pieces.

The director of the Catawba Handbells is Karl Kinard, music director emeritus at St. John’s Lutheran Church, having retired as director of music there in 1997. He was the founding director of the Concert Choir of Salisbury, and is presently serving as adjunct instructor in music at Catawba College where he teaches class voice, private voice, and organ, while directing the handbell ensemble. A native of South Carolina, he has served churches and colleges in Georgia, South Carolina, Ohio, and North Carolina.

The Tuesday Music 515 Series is sponsored by the Catawba College Music Department.   It is a concert series spotlighting area musicians in brief programs on the second Tuesday of the month, beginning at 5:15 p.m. and lasting for approximately 30 minutes.

All performances are free and open to the public.