Handbell Choir

All events at St. Paul’s have been cancelled through March 31.

The Adult Bell Choir is directed by Emily Reep – Click for Biography and consists of members ages 12 and up.

The choir rehearses on Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the new Music Suite on the first floorRehearsals begin in September and go through April 2020.  There are no practices during the summer.  There are still some openings available for anyone wishing to join the ensemble.

We currently have members ringing our full five octaves of handbells and four octaves of handchimes. The choir usually plays for services once per month and most major feast days of the church year.  The year’s schedule was shared at the first rehearsal and will be given to new members to avoid conflicts throughout the year.  The Bell Choir also often accompanies psalms, hymns, and vocal anthems. Members enjoy utilizing many different bell techniques and playing pieces which incorporate various instruments.

Vacancies need to be filled in order to continue ringing our full 5-octave set of bells.  Students in 7th grade through adults are welcome to join. If you can keep a steady beat; and have any prior musical experience (even it was long ago), please consider giving bell choir a try.  If you are interested in joining or have questions regarding the bell choir, please contact Emily Reep.