December 7, 2009
The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center
The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, is proud to announce that it will be hosting Kathie Fink, solo handbell virtuoso, for one of the stops on her Christmas Treasures Tour at 4PM on Sunday December 20th. Concertgoers will enjoy Kathie’s solo ringing musicality and observe her amazing choreography and dexterity. Linda Maloney, an accomplished pianist, joins Kathie as tour accompanist. These two bring a new freshness to the Christmas Carols of the past, refreshing your spirit as you ponder your own Christmas treasures. Kathie and Linda toured Germany and Finland in December 2008, presenting “Christmas Treasures” in two German churches (Kassel and Nuernberg) 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.
Kathie 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. Her concert in Sun City Center is sure to be a sell-out event. A free will offering will be taken, and the community is encouraged to come early. For more information about the “Christmas Treasures” tour and Kathie Fink’s music ministry, visit www.kathiefink.com. For additional information about this and other concerts and recitals at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, please contact Jeff Jordan, Director of Music and Worship Arts, at 813-634-2539.