Pablo Casals, the world-famous cellist, conductor, composer said, “Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.”
There is an inner buzz of excitement when beginning a new piece of music. It is all at once discovery of a new sound world, the challenge of what surprises does my part hold and the unmatched thrill of being a part of a group to make musical magic.
We’ve just posted the wonderful repertoire for Coppers Classic 2018. It is a combination of favorites from handbells “ancient” past—the 1990’s—and a couple pieces whose e-ink is still drying on the page. We have music for Christmas, a bit of jazz, spirituals, compositions by composers from Canada, Hong Kong and Japan and good old rock ‘n’ roll. There are tricky treble passages, battery-wonderful and happy-big-bass pieces. No matter where in the choir you ring, you’ll learn, you’ll work hard, you’ll grow as a handbell musician and you will leave with a deep sense of personal accomplishment.
Looking forward to making music with you in October.