LDS Church announces spring concert by Bells on Temple Square

Bells of Temple Square plans a concert for June 19. Photo: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, May 14, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced it’s spring concert, “Ring with One Accord.”

The concert, by Bells on Temple Square, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 14. Free tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first serve basis, and are available now by clicking through ChurchofJesusChrist.org/events or by phone at 1-801-570-0080. Each patron may request four tickets, and admission is open to those age 8 and older.

In addition, the concert will be streamed live on thetabernaclechoir.org.

“This spring concert will be led by LeAnna Willmore, conductor of the Bells on Temple Square,” a Church statement says. “Geoff Anderson, associate conductor, will also direct several numbers performed by the 34-member, all-volunteer ensemble. The bell ensemble will feature their versatile talents on two sets of English handbells (one with 7 octaves and one with 6½ octaves) and two 6-octave sets of hand chimes.

“In keeping with the concert’s tradition, the bell ensemble numbers will be interspersed with organ solos by Temple Square organists as well as pieces by members of the Orchestra at Temple Square.”

The Bells on Temple Square group has been performing periodic concerts on Temple Square since being organized in 2005.

The handbell ensemble consists of 34 volunteer musicians drawn from a 100-mile radius of Temple Square.

The bell ensemble holds rehearsals on most Wednesday nights in the Tabernacle, which are open to the public. Please check the Bells on Temple Square rehearsal page to confirm specific rehearsal dates, as they are subject to change or preemption.

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