Handbell Choir

In this time of uncertainty, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many changes upon us all.  The many fears associated with the Coronavirus has virtually halted singing to a very minimal level.  Because of the safety concerns regarding group vocal singing choirs of every type have had to silence their songs temporarily.

The Adult Bell Choir consists of members ages 12 and up.

This Fall, our worship and music ministry will evolve out of this need to make music in a safe environment while maintaining physical distancing and all the necessary precautions to allow us to worship safely.  Together, we will grow and learn as children of our loving Father and the outstanding music ministry at St. Paul’s with it’s many talented members will help to keep music alive.  

The choir had been rehearsing 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 Bell Choir 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 Victory Fields.