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Ring Praise Concert
The unique and beautiful blend of bronze handbells and piano will resound at a Ring Praise concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at Yorkfield Presbyterian Church, 1099 S York Road, Elmhurst. Woven with hymn history and scripture, Phyllis Tincher, handbell soloist, and Sean Rogers, pianist and organist, will touch your hearts and ears with a variety of songs focusing on praising God.
Through contemporary praise songs, hymns and reflective pieces, they tell the saving story of Jesus Christ. In addition to accompanying, Sean will also play a few piano solos. Phyllis rings three octaves of handbells and mixes in two octaves of handchimes.
During the concert the audience will have an opportunity to ring handchimes as everyone sings. No music experience is needed—young and old enjoy this portion of their program.
An offering will be taken to support their ministry. For additional information on Ring Praise Music Ministry, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, please visit www.RingPraiseMinistry.org.
Tincher and Rogers have made four CDs together which will be available at the concert. Ring Praise, Ring Praise 2 and Ring Praise 3 are collections of hymn arrangements. Come to the Manger celebrates Christmas. The cost of each CD is $15 and all proceeds help fund Ring Praise Music Ministry.
Phyllis Tincher has been solo ringing since 1997 and has directed adult and youth handbell choirs since 1993. Currently she directs Treasure Valley Bronze, a community choir in the greater Nampa, Idaho area. She has served as guest conductor at festivals and taught many classes at handbell conferences and workshops. She is very active in the Northwest area of Handbell Musicians of America and publishes their monthly email newsletter.
Sean Rogers is Minister of Music at First United Presbyterian Church, Nampa, Idaho, and a concert pianist and organist. He also works as a music coach and accompanist for opera singers and instrumentalists and teaches piano and theatre organ. Mr. Rogers holds four Bachelor Degrees from The College of Idaho in Religion, Sacred Music, Organ Performance and Piano Performance. Sean has three personal CDs which will be available at the concert and cost $15 each. I Will Be with Thee and Spirit are collections of original compositions and hymn improvisations. Moonlight Serenade is an assortment of popular tunes played on the theatre organ.
More About Yorkfield Presbyterian Church of Elmhurst
Founded in 1942, Yorkfield Presbyterian Church is a long-standing Elmhurst religious community. The church counts roughly 320 families in its congregation. Yorkfield hosts two youth ministry programs: one group for middle-school students and the other for high-school students. Both groups take several mission trips per year.