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Theirs and Ours Concert - Spring 2015
Friday, May 29 | 7:30 pm
Stow Presbyterian Church
4150 Fishcreek Rd, Stow OH 44224
featuring the world premiere of
"INTREPID" by Jason Krug
THEIRS: This season, we wanted to explore how music composed for other mediums was being successfully recreated on handbells. The list is vast, so how did we choose? First, the original composition had to have withstood the test of time. Then, the arranger had to have a genuine connection with the original material while also knowing the strengths and challenges of our medium. We feel the music selected for our program met that criteria perfectly while covering a wide range of genres.
OURS: While we enjoy exploring music of the past or originally written for other instruments, we find ourselves gravitating to original compositions for handbells. We love the innovation that composers are creating for handbells and greatly enjoy experimenting with new techniques and sounds. For that reason, we have included several offerings written specifically for our instrument by some of the most creative composers writing for handbells today.
We are thrilled to present the world premiere of "INTREPID" by Jason W. Krug. INTREPID was commissioned by the ensemble in the Spring of 2014 in honor of Artistic Director, Sherri Stoffer. Mr. Krug has created a wonderful tapestry of all the things we love - quick tempo, minor mode, mixed meter and lots of malleting.
Please join us for a wonderful evening of music!
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"I can’t adequately tell you how much our group appreciated your performance. We were truly spellbound by it all. What an art. What beauty you create.
And the icing on the cake was your willingness to allow some of us at the tables to take your bells for a “test drive” to see what it’s all about!
It was perfection in every way. I mean this sincerely. You created an event I will never forget."
~ Red Hat Society member
"I was thinking of all the things that made this Christmas so special. One thing that stood out to me was the SHR concert. I had never seen the group in concert before. With all my years ringing with you, I had wondered if it sounded as good as I thought it did from behind the table. I wondered if the group's excitement about presenting new pieces came across & if the audience was as entranced by the music as I was while ringing it. The answers are all a heartfelt YES!! It was great to "experience" the performance. The music was wonderful! All the hard work really does pay off. Listening to the recordings doesn't do it justice. To watch and listen was magical! Even the songs I had previously played with the group took my breath away experiencing them from a listener's perspective. The talent and dedication of everyone shows! Kudos for a wonderful concert!
~ a former SHR member
Donation Thank You!
We were recently the humble recipients of a shiny new Malmark F2. This is a wonderful addition and we will make good use of it! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
74 bells, 61 ChoirChimes, 28 hands and 14 accomplished musicians make up this dynamic ensemble, specializing in the artistry and teamwork of English Handbell ringing. Stow Heritage Ringers has been entertaining audiences since its inception in 1996. This advanced handbell ensemble draws musicians from the greater Northeast Ohio area and is dedicated to presenting programs that share the diversity of this unique instrument. We welcome the opportunity to share our love and knowledge of handbells with you!
SHR has been honored to present three world premieres. Commissioned and premiered by SHR were "INTREPID" by Jason W. Krug (2015) and "Five, Six, Seven, Eight!" by Michael J Glasgow (2010). We were also honored to present the premiere of "King of Kings" (AG36046), arranged by Robert Ward. (see more details and notes on premier works on our repertoire page)
SHR regularly performs in Ohio and western Pennsylvania, sharing a variety of musical styles. Performance repertoire includes original compositions, arrangements and transcriptions from classical to contemporary music, both secular and sacred.
Stow Heritage Ringers, Inc. is a proud member of the Handbell Musicians of America.
SHR rings on six octaves of Malmark handbells and five octaves of Malmark ChoirChimes.
Stow Presbyterian Church has graciously served as our host since 1996. Their support and generousity have been invaluable to our success. Thank you SPC!
Stow Presbyterian Church
4150 Fishcreek Road
Stow, Ohio 44224
We are honored to have members of the EKCO Ringers duet team within our membership. This outstanding duet team actively performs in Northeast Ohio. For more information visit: