Concert to revisit holiday sounds

Courtesy photo Kathie Fink brings her handbell sounds to First United Methodist Church in Portales Friday night.

CNJ staff

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.