Kristine Stout is a handbell soloist. Many people have seen and enjoyed handbell choirs, but soloists are quite rare. Kristine plays three octaves (37 bells) of English Handbells all by herself. Using a combination of ballet-like choriography and handbell "weaving" techniques, Kristine creates a stunning visual and audio musical sensation.
This CD features familiar Christmas melodies and Kristine's wonderful arrangements for handbells and digital keyboard orchestrations. Every note you hear has been arranged and performed by Kristine. She is a "Symphony of One". Says Kristine about this CD, "I've always categorized Christmas melodies two ways: Christmas Worship melodies have lyrics that describe Christ's birth, like "O Come All Ye Faithful", and "O Holy Night"; and Christmas "joy" melodies that describe the joy of the season. Some of these songs have absolutely nothing to do with the birth of Christ, but they're only played at Christmas time. I think that's because of the JOY of the season."
Kristine performs her music almost every day. She and her husband Kirt own and operate "The Joybell Theater" in Nashville, Indiana, where they schedule two shows a day almost year around. When she's not performing at her theater, she accepts bookings off-premise. Check out her tour schedule on her webpage at www.joybelltheater.com.