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      EmBELLishments concert coming up

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      The Embellshments handbell ensemble will perform the "Ring Around the World" concert Sunday, April 27, 2014.The Birmingham-based group has 17 musicians who auditioned. Phyllis Kirk directs the group, but there are also eight other directors of handbell choirs. {}Embellishments plays six+ octaves of Schulmerich Bells, seven octaves of Malmark Chimes, two octaves of Petit and Fritsen bells, and various other instruments.{}Embellishments plays a variety of music, including classical, popular, old-time favorites written for other media and also music composed for handbells. They currently have 5 CDs available with a variety of music. Embellishments is grateful to Shades Valley Presbyterian Church for the use of their facility for rehearsals and Canterbury United Methodist Church for the use of their facility for recording.The concert is free, and free parking is available at the Museum of Art. {}The performance begins at 3PM at Canterbury United Methodist Church in Mountain Brook, April 27.

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