WHEAT RIDGE, Colo., May 10, 2013 – On May 12, 2013 at 4:00 p.m., the Timberline Handbell Ensemble will premiere “Through the Storm: Hope Endures.”

Music is the language of the human spirit, the universal expression of feelings and emotions. It has no boundaries, and can never be confined to a gallery or museum. Music brings beauty and meaning to our lives and gives voice to our grief and pain. Too many times in recent memory we’ve heard the staccato notes of violence in our communities.

This special handbell concert reflects peace, hope and healing in the wake of recent events, such as Deer Creek Middle School, Columbine High School, Platte Canyon High School, Aurora Theater, Sandy Hook Elementary, and too many others. It is about us coming together to experience and reflect on the joy and beauty in our worlds, the light that triumphs over darkness.

The title piece was commissioned by the VTV Family Outreach Foundation and private donors and is dedicated to the victims and survivors of the Virginia Tech shootings. It was written by nationally acclaimed, Virginia composer, Kathleen Wissinger, who will conduct this and two more of her compositions. Additional beautiful and uplifting selections will also be presented. The concert will be performed at:

  • St. Peter Claver Hall at Regis University, Main/Lowell campus
  • Denver, Colorado 80221
  • Use Entrance #4: two blocks north of 50th and Lowell
  • Parking: Lower Lot 4. Directions and maps available on Timberline’s web site

Donations for the concert are greatly appreciated. To learn more about the concert, please visit www.timberlineringers.org.

About Timberline Handbell Ensemble
Timberline strives to broaden the appreciation of the art of handbell ringing in the Denver metro area by providing excellent concerts and education for diverse audiences. The auditioned, volunteer ringers are from the Denver metro area and have a variety of backgrounds. They ring 5 octaves of Whitechapel Handbells, 5 octaves of Malmark Handchimes, and 3 octaves of Petit and Fritsen Handbells.

About The VTV Family Outreach Foundation
The VTV Family Outreach Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non‐profit organization established by a majority of the families and survivors directly impacted by the April 16, 2007 tragedy at Virginia Tech. Determined to prevent a similar tragedy, the Foundation advocates for campus safety and security. To learn more, visit www.vtvfamilyfoundation.org.