Spring Concert 2014: Ring Around The World

Spring Concert 2014

This spring, our concert location is changed, and we will perform in the sanctuary of Canterbury United Methodist Church, 350 Overbrook Road, Birmingham, AL 35213 on April 27th at 3:00 pm.

Concert selections from around the world will include the following:

Spain Malaguena, Ernesto Leucona
USA Adagio for Strings, Samuel Barber
Sympatico, Jason W. Krug
The Addams Family, setting by Brian Childers
Good Vibrations, arr. by Matthew Prins
Canada & Italy The Prayer, made famous by Celine Dion & Andrea Bocelli
France Les Miserables Medley, arr. by Kevin McChesney
Caribbean Pirates of the Caribbean, Klaus Badelt
Russia Midnight in Moscow, arr. by Hart Morris
Haiti That Old Black Magic, arr. by Paul W. Allen

Embellishments is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and will gladly accept tax-deductible donations, as provided by law.


National Anthem Performance

On March 5th, Embellishments played the National Anthem for the opening of the basketball game at UAB’s Bartow Arena. We were assisted by friends and the Newcomer Singers, who also sang and held our music while we played.


We are auditioning for two positions in Embellishments for this coming holiday season.  Rehearsals are on Monday nights, 6:30-8:30 PM at Shades Valley Presbyterian Church, 2305 Montevallo Road, Birmingham, 35223.  Those auditioning must be able to read music and have some previous handbell experience.

For more information or to arrange an audition time, contact Phyllis Kirk, Director, at (205) 960-1877 or via email: pskirk@bellsouth.net.

Reminder: our holiday concert is Sunday, December 8, 2013, at 3:00 PM!

Membership Alliance Day 2013

Embellishments participated in the Member Day Events sponsored by the Membership Alliance on July 20, 2013. Our participation was playing a mini-concert outside at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Music played included Phantom of the Opera, Wizard of Oz, and Don’t Touch That Dial, which used theme songs from various television shows. Audience participation was encouraged. Below is a picture taken at the event during our performance.


Save The Date: December 8, 2013

Our upcoming holiday concert will be at the Birmingham Museum of Art on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. in Steiner Auditorium.

Music will include several classics (Carillon by Vierne; Miracle Minuet by Haydn), favorite traditional hymns (God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen; Ding, Dong Merrily on High; Away in a Manger), and new music including A Dash Through the Snow in 7/8, Celtic Christmas Jig, and St. Nick Boogie.

The concert is free (donations requested) and there is also free parking. Come early to get a good seat!

Spring Concert 2013

The Embellishments Annual Spring Concert will be Sunday, April 21, 2013 in the usual place at the usual time: 3:00 p.m. in Steiner Auditorium at the Birmingham Museum of Art, located at 2000 Eighth Avenue North in downtown Birmingham. The concert is free (donations requested) and CDs will be available for sale at the door.