Bronzissimo! rings in holiday spirit

Reviewed by David L. Schriber

Full pews last Saturday (Dec. 18) at Memorial Park Baptist/St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Vestal welcomed the Bronzissimo! select handbell choir for its winter concert. From an energetic opening of “Adeste Fidelis” to the choir’s traditional spirited “Hyfrydol” encore honoring the memory of founding member and former conductor Doris Eggleston, the ensemble offered a variety of sacred, secular and classical holiday songs, including a Hanukkah medley. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bronzissimo! rings true

Last Sunday, nearly 200 people filled Memorial Park Baptist Church (also now home to St. Andrew’s Anglican Church) in Vestal to hear the Bronzissimo! Community Handbell Choir’s winter concert. The program offered familiar carols and Christmas favorites from the French, English, Ukrainian and American traditions. The bells were joined at times by flute, wind chime, drum and keyboard. 

Bronzissimo! is a select group of the best ringers from several local handbell choirs. This concert featured 14 ringers playing five octaves.  For more details, click here. Read the rest of this entry »