The acclaimed handbell ensemble
Strikepoint, from Duluth, Minnesota, is a church-based, community/professional handbell ensemble. Led by artistic director Bill Alexander, this eleven-member group performs in a directorless ensemble setting. College students and community members have joined with selected ringers from the five bell choirs at Duluth’s First United Methodist Church to provide a consistently high level of musicianship since Strikepoint began in 1984. Strikepointers are often high school students, and sometimes as young as 13.
Each summer, Strikepoint goes on tour to venues throughout the U.S. and internationally to places including Canada, England, Sweden, and Hong Kong. This year, St. John’s hosts Strikepoint for its only Canadian stop on their tour.
Noted for capturing the enthusiasm of audiences with a dynamic style and accessible music, Strikepoint’s concert selections can range from Bach to Lady Gaga and include music both familiar and new. Strikepoint’s latest recording, Reflections, is simply “music to calm the mind and restore the spirit,” and has been used by thousands for meditation, yoga, and music therapy.
Mark June 24 in your calendar and get ready for a great evening of handbell ringing.
Sunday, June 24, 2018
St. John’s York Mills Anglican Church
19 Don Ridge Drive, Toronto
Suggested donation $15