600+ Handbell Musicians to Give Free Concert March 12 at NKY Convention Center
Free concert concludes Regional Festival of The American Guild of English Handbell Ringers
Covington, KY/February 24, 2011–A free public concert involving over 600 handbell ringers is sure to be a memorable conclusion to the 2011 Region V Festival of The American Guild of English Handbell Ringers in Northern Kentucky.
The concert, taking place on Saturday, March 12 at 5:30 p.m. in the main exhibit hall at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, KY, will feature handbell ringers from Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and West Virginia.
The concert will include a variety of pieces by the mass handbell choir with accompaniment by the Cincinnati Brass Quintet. It will be conducted by Dr. William Payn, a prominent conductor and composer who is Director of Choral Studies at Bucknell University. The free concert is open to the public and will be approximately 75 minutes in length.
The American Guild of English Handbell Ringers Region V Festival is a two-day event offering various workshops for handbell musicians. For more information about the free public concert and The American Guild of English Handbell Ringers Region V Festival, visit www.areavagehr.org
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The mission of the Northern Kentucky Convention & Visitors Bureau is that of an aggressive sales, marketing, service, and informational organization whose primary responsibility is to positively impact the Northern Kentucky economy through conventions, meetings, and visitor expenditures. The direct economic impact of visitors’ spending in Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties in 2009 was $262 million.