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No first concert jitters

One concert down, and dozens left to go yet this busy season for Twin Cities Bronze. But don't read that first sentence in a negative tone - the first concert was very exciting because none of the ringers had first-time jitters and anxiety this year.

Central Presbyterian Church in St. Paul invited us to perform during the morning worship service (March 20), followed by a concert after a delicious lasagna lunch. It was an interesting mix of music for the ringers - Lent season music tends to require slower, more reflective styles while Twin Cities Bronze concerts are much more upbeat and, as Monica told the audience, fun! The high energy levels inside made the sanctuary the place to be Sunday afternoon, and nobody missed the rain and dreary weather outside.

It's always fun to hear the traditional "I didn't know handbells could do that!" comment from audience members, and Sunday's audience shared afterward with ringers how much they learned about the delightful techniques and instruments - as well as how much fun it looked like the ensemble was having. Who knows? Maybe the excitement of Twin Cities Bronze's concert will help members of Central Presbyterian Church get the church's set of Petit and Fritsens dusted off and making pretty music once again.