Concert Series

2017-2018 Concert Series
of the
Painesville United Methodist Church

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Sunday, April 15, 2018
3:00 p.m.
Harmony Ringers, Bell Choir

Harmony Ringers was formed in the summer of 2011 in Canton, Ohio.

If you have never heard a handbell choir before you may ask " What kind of music does a bell choir play?" Well - you name it - we probably have or can play it.  Although bell choirs are generally associated with sacred music the repertoire of contemporay handbell choirs is vast and varied. Our concerts are beautiful to listen to as well as fun to experience.  We try to include something that will appeal to almost everyone. Some pieces we have played include: Familar Christmas Carols, Sousa's Washington Post March, "Rhythmic Rip" - handbells STOMP!, Just a Closer Walk, "Rolling in the Deep", and many more.

Our director, Christine Allison, has been directing bells for almost 30 years. She started in 1983 with youth, then adults and later formed a chime choir for younger ringers. She was awarded a scholarship and studied with American Guild of English Handbell Ringers. She later became a clinician for handbell workshops and a consultant to church bell choirs. Christine returned to Mount Union College, from which she received her Bachlelor's degree, to teach handbell class/choir and has directed an auditioned community bell choir for a number of years now. She is a member of Handbell Musicians of America.


Tuesday, May 8, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Ashland University

The Ashland University Choir is composed of singers representing numerous academic majors across campus. Members are selected by private audition and rehearse three days a week. The ensemble, under the direction of Ron Blackley,  regularly performs programs of unaccompanied literature of all eras as well as major works with the orchestra.

The Ashland University Choir has made numerous successful tours of the United States, Canada and Europe. This is the principal choral ensemble on campus. Recent repertoire has included extended works by Britten, Pachelbel, Haydn, Bach, Mozart, Handel, Bernstein, Beethoven and Mahler. In addition, the Ashland University Choir performs regularly with Maestro Arie Lipsky and the Ashland Symphony Orchestra. Audition required, significant time commitment.


Friday, May 18, 2018
7:00 pm
"Girl Shy"
Dennis Scott, Silent Film Organist

This year Dennis Scott will "wow" us by accompanying the silent film, "Crazy Girl." Here's a synopsis from "IMDb":  "New York playboy Danny Churchill is sent to a small town in Arizona, where being sheriff is very dangerous, to keep away from girls, but he decides to open a dude ranch there." 

Dennis Scott took organ lessons for roughly two years in his early teens, then stopped. In college as a theater manager, he taught himself to play the pipe organ. Later, he accompanied comedies featuring Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton on a pizza parlor pipe organ. 

He is house organist at Chicago’s historic Music Box Theatre, playing weekend intermissions, the annual Sing-Along Sound of Music, the annual Music Box Christmas Sing-Along, several themed film festivals, special events, and the award-winning Second Saturday Silent Cinema Series, which was named Best New Film Series of 2011 by Chicago Magazine and Best Matinee Film Series of 2012 by the Chicago Reader.

Dennis is the official organist for the International Buster Keaton Society and accompanies silent Keaton films every year for their convention, held in Muskegon, Michigan, where Buster spent much of his childhood.  

















































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Date: April 15, 2018
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