I spent 21 April at The Riverside Church of New York observing and photographing rehearsal for their 34th annual English Handbell Festival. Four handbell choirs, including host choir Riverside Ringers (seen in the second row from the front), spent the day rehearsing together under the direction of guest director Kathleen Ebling Shaw. I enjoyed watching and listening. It has given me something to work towards, since I started playing with Riverside’s Nova Handbell Ensemble last December. Perhaps by next year I’ll be skilled enough to participate in the festival.
The concert was 22 April and was wonderful. I am very glad for the experience and commend everyone for their performance.
Riverside Ringers Director Bonnie Laub (left) and Guest Director Kathleen Ebling Shaw