Anthornis November 12-13, 2021

The event is named “Anthornis” after New Zealand bellbirds. The bellbirds sing loud, rich rambling songs, often in duet or with neighboring birds in concert. They have three distinct songs; one most often sung at dawn, is a series of pure, bell-like tones from which the bird gets its name. Note that a bell shape is formed when the two birds are combined in the logo above.

Westwood Lutheran Church
9001 Cedar Lake Road, St. Louis Park, MN
This event is for those who want to ring
more challenging music. Start lining up your ringing buddies.

Follow this link for registration details.
Registration deadline is October 18, 2021.


Schedule of Event
Friday Reading Session. 7:00-9:00PM
Saturday 8:30AM-3:30PM—Massed Rehearsals
Saturday 3:30PM free concert open to the public

Contact Trevor Lee with questions:

Kathleen Ebling Shaw

Marking her almost thirtieth year as conductor of the Westminster Concert Bell Choir, Kathleen Ebling Shaw is a member of the sacred music department at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, where she teaches classes in handbell training and conducts a second handbell choir.  She is a graduate of Westminster Choir College.

Well known as a handbell clinician, Mrs. Shaw has conducted sessions for the Handbell Musicians of America (AGEHR) both on the local and national levels. Other engagements have included sessions for the American Guild of Organists; the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Texas Music Educators Conferences; Choristers Guild; Presbyterian Association of Musicians Conferences; the St. Olaf Church Music Conference; and International Handbell Symposia in Japan, England,  Korea, Australia and the United States.

She traveled with the Westminster Concert Bell Choir during a critically acclaimed 15-city North American “A Royal Christmas” tour, performing with Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Charlotte Church and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

Choirs under the direction of Mrs. Shaw have performed at Carnegie Hall and the World Financial Center’s Festival of Light and Sound.  They have also been featured on Lifetime Television, QVC, NBC’s Today Show, New Jersey Network, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and NBC’s nationally televised Lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.

Mrs. Shaw is also the recipient of an Alumni Merit Award from Westminster Choir College of Rider University in recognition of her dedication to the art of handbell ringing and her enthusiasm and accomplishments in the classroom as well as the concert hall.


GAUDAMUS – Arnold Sherman 3-6 octaves, Level 3
                Hope Publishing HP1764

TE DEUM – H. Dean Wagner, 4-7 octaves, Level 4
                Red River Publishing BL5027

LA PAIX – Julie Stitt, 3-5 octaves, Level 5-
                AGEHR Publishing AG35212

COMFORT, COMFORT – Cathy Moklebust, 3-5 octaves, Level 4
                Choristers Guild CGB856

CONTEMPLATION ON “UBI CARITAS” – Catherine McMichael, 3-6 octaves, Level 3+
                AGEHR Publishing AG36036

AFRICA – Emmerson/Carol Lynn Mizell, 5-7 octaves, Level 5
                Choristers Guild CGB1158

You can listen to sound files by following this link:

All registrants and concert goers are encouraged to bring some non-perishable food items to help support the local St. Louis Park Food Shelf, STEP. 

This 70-minute ringing session is just pure fun. A great time to learn from the clinician by sight reading handbell music without the pressure of having to perform it in a concert. You can register for just this reading session. All ringing equipment is provided.


Due to the current COVID precautions, no food or beverages will be served at this event. Registrants should bring their own items to cover snacks and lunch. Water fountains are available for refilling water bottles.

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