Joybells to the World

“Joybells to the World” is a joyous Christmas celebration of triumphant peace and quiet joy. “You’ve never seen music like this before,” promises Kristine Stout at her Joybell Theater and Gift Shop. That’s because she’s that rare performer known as a handbell soloist.

Unlike a handbell choir, Kristine plays all 37 English Handbells herself, sliding from one end of the long table to another, with the graceful form of a ballet dancer, meticulously playing to her own pre-recorded accompaniment.

December’s special Christmas show features a lineup of popular tunes including: Joy to the World; The Little Drummer Boy; Christmas Bells Medley—I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, Silver Bells, and Ding Dong Merrily on High; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; the Hallelujah Chorus; and others.

Located in the Iris Garden Gallery Complex at Van Buren and Gould Streets, shows are daily from December 14th through the 23rd at 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. Arrangements can be made for additional show times and mini performances. Tickets are $10 for the full show (about 60 minutes) per adult and $3 for the mini show (about 15 minutes) per adult.Call 800-462-1241 or 812-988-2166. Visit online at <>.