“Arts at the Rocks” presents sixth generation Forté Handbell Quartet

Let’s hope for favorable weather as Colorado Springs based, Forté Handbell Quartet, make their trek to Desert Hills Presbyterian Church’s breathtaking location beneath the boulders at the corner of Scottsdale Road and Carefree Highway. Forté is an advanced quartet marked by artistry, energy, and dedication to their craft. In pursuit of musical excellence, Forté strives to explore, innovate, inspire, and glorify God through the gift of music. The musicians of Forté – Luke Nabeta, Megan Reishus, Dillon Ekle, and Tory Marting – continually challenge themselves to “Rethink Possible,” expanding their musical and performance horizons, adding original compositions and arrangements to their ever-expanding repertoire. Since forming in 2007, Forté has had an increasingly active schedule of concerts and recordings. They have been featured performers and faculty at Handbell Musicians of America events and independent workshops, have presented several successful tours across the country, and have released three CDs and a DVD of music videos filmed around the state of Colorado. They perform a wide variety of styles, including but not limited to Celtic, techno, pop-country, classical, contemporary Christian, and new age, with the goal of challenging audiences’ perceptions of what handbells can really do. This free concert starts at 4 PM on Sunday, February 23rd. In addition, Forté will hold a Workshop at 2:30 PM titled “So many bells, so few hands: A conversation with Forté about the art of ensemble ringing” for handbell and music enthusiasts alike. Seating is limited for the Workshop, so call to reserve your spot 480-488-3384. DHPC holds Sunday traditional services at 8:15 and 9:45 AM and contemporary service at 11:10 AM.