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Department of Music to present ASU
Ringers in holiday concert Dec. 6
November 23, 2010
The Arkansas State University Ringers, a handbell choir
directed by Dr. M. Ellis Julien, professor emeritus of music, will
present its annual Christmas concert in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center,
201 Olympic Drive., on Monday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. The concert is open
to the public and free of charge.
Established by Dr. Ellis Julien in 1985, the ASU Ringers is a handbell
ensemble which is open to members of the entire student body, members of
the ASU faculty and staff, and to the Jonesboro community.
Since 1993, the ASU Ringers have made annual tours throughout the
Midsouth and the Midwest. In addition to the annual Christmas concerts
and spring concerts performed on campus, for the past seventeen years
the RINGERS have presented numerous programs throughout Arkansas and in
Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan,
Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, and Texas. Last spring, the ensemble
was selected by audition to perform in Nashville, Tenn., for the
national convention of the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers.
The program will feature a wide variety of familiar Christmas music.
Included will be “Kingsport Procession” by Kathleen Wissinger; “Let All
Mortal Flesh Keep Silence”, arranged by Cathy Moklebust; “A Christmas
Carillon”, arranged by Margaret R. Tucker; “O Little Town of Bethlehem”,
arranged by Cathy Moklebust; “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”, arranged by
Alan Lohr; “Stille Nacht” by Franz Gruber and arranged by Betty Garee;
“Bring A Torch, Jeanette, Isabella”, arranged by Valerie Stephenson;
“Still, Still, Still” and “Greensleeves” (“What Child is This?”), both
arranged by Cathy Moklebust; “Carillon Festiva”, an original composition
by Cathy Moklebust; and “Carol of the Bells”, by Mykola Leontovych,
arranged by Lorie Line and set for bells by Kevin McChesney.
Members of the choir include: Mylie Brown, Jane Steinegger, Dr. David
Gilmore, Ashley Hall, Nicole Nebeker, Tommy Russell, and Christy Pike,
all of Jonesboro, Amy Dennis of Hardy, Jennifer Hall of Tyronza, Jingy
Linghu of Beijing, China, Madelaine Michael of Newport, Justin Powell of
Powhatan, Jenny Shell of Evansville, Ind., Jon Stevenson of North Little
Rock, U Yin Tan of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Rylan Williams of Siloam
For more information about the concert or ASU music, please feel free to
contact the music office at (870) 972-2094.
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