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About Sue

Sue Garton

Sue Garton, handbell soloist from Sewickley, PA., is known for her grace, artistry and effortless style.  While a longtime resident of Slippery Rock, she was a member of the Celebration Ringers, a community ensemble, and the East Main Presbyterian church bell choir.  She currently directs the Village Handbells.

Sue is very active in the handbell world as a soloist and clinician.  She frequently provides music for worship services and community events.  She has also been a featured performer at concert series throughout the United States, including Handbell Musicians of America events in Orlando, San Francisco, Nashville and Dallas.  She was a member of the 2003 Dream Team quartet that performed and taught at the Solo-Ensemble Extravaganza in Colorado Springs.  She also worked with a newly formed handbell choir in Kiev, Ukraine while presenting concerts in Kiev and Presov, Slovakia.  Fourteen of her handbell solo arrangements have been published.

Sue's repertoire includes a wide variety of sacred, secular and classical music and each performance is customized to fit the occasion.  Audiences love her high level of technical skill and musicality and she delights in presenting the artistry of solo handbells.