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MCAC and EUCC sponsoring handbell concert

The Marshall County Arts Cooperative and the Evangelical United Church of Christ are partnering to present a special handbell concert.  The groups are hosting guest artist, Kristine Stout, handbell soloist from Joybell on Thursday, May 9, 2013 for a concert entitled “In-Cred-i-Bell!”   The concert is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at the Lee Dam Center for Fine Art, 201 South 9th Street, Marysville.

Stout is a handbell soloist, playing three octaves (thirty-seven bells) of English Handbells all

by herself.  She and her husband, Kirt, own and operate Joybell, a traveling handbell program based out of Clinton Township, Michigan, and together they have been sharing her incredible music with audiences all over the United States.

A visually pleasing program, Stout combines traditional handbell weaving techniques with a special form of ballet. She amazes and delights audiences with her artistry, humor, and talent.

In addition to the bells, Stout writes and performs all the arrangements for her digital keyboard orchestral accompaniments. She is truly a symphony of one!

“We are excited to partner with EUCC for this unique concert,” said Wayne Kruse, the arts cooperative’s executive director.  “For the arts cooperative, this is the first time that we’ve brought a handbell artist to our county.  Since the church has a handbell choir we thought this would be a beneficial partnership.  We’re looking forward to the program.”

The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information about the concert people can contact Kruse at 785-713-2077.

About Kevin Rippe

Kevin Rippe was born in Marysville and moved to Smith Center at the age of 1, then graduated from Smith Center High School in 1995. He graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1997, and joined the staff of KKAN/KQMA radio in Phillipsburg a year later. Since June of 2011 Kevin has been with us here at Your Country KNDY. You can hear Kevin on daily news reports, as well as calling area high school football and basketball. Kevin lives in Marysville with his wife Melissa, and 4 children Brennen, Jacob, Bailee, and Joshua.