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Concert to revisit holiday sounds


January 28, 2009

Freedom New Mexico

Kathie Fink will present "Christmas Treasures: Revisited", a solo handbell concert at 7 p.m. on Friday at First United Methodist Church in Portales.

Fink and her accompanist, Linda Maloney, toured in Germany and Finland in December 2008. They presented Fink's new concert program "Christmas Treasures" in two German churches and in military chapels in Ansbach, Stuttgart, Kaiserslautern, Wiesbaden, and Vilseck. The highlight of the tour was performing for wounded soldiers and their families at the USO Warrior Center at Landstuhl Army Medical Center.

Fink began ringing handbells with her family when she was nine years old, taking transcontinental tours of the United States during the summer, and ringing on holiday television shows during the Christmas season. She is a founding member of Sonos Handbell Ensemble in the San Francisco Bay Area.

An offering will be taken for the performers and a reception will follow the concert.

Fast facts

What: Christmas Treasures: Revisited solo handbell concert

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: First United Methodist Church in Portales.



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