Music on the Hill presents A Celebration of Bells, Friday, May 12, 7:30 p.m., at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 36 New Canaan Road. Ensembles will perform spring classics and new works in a celebratory concert of music for handbells.
The concert includes the premiere of two original works for handbells by Music on the Hill's artistic directors: Sam Gamgee Suite by David H. Connell, inspired by J.R.R. Tolkein's beloved character; and I Lift My Lamp by Ellen Dickinson, based on the Emma Lazarus poem found on the Statue of Liberty. Both will conduct the two bell ensembles totaling 20 handbell ringers.