Friday, May 24, 2013
The Rejoicing handbell ensemble is a dedicated group of ringers at all levels. The bells used in our handbell choir are “English” handbells. "English handbells" is a reference to a specific type of handbells, not to the country of origin. While some American handbell choirs do use bells made in England, a large majority play bells made either by Malmark Bellcraftsmen or by Schulmerich Carillons. Our handbell group utilizes 4 octaves of handbells, and a set of choir chimes produced by Schulmerich Carillons Company, Inc., which is based at Carillon Hill, Sellersville, Pennsylvania. This company has produced all sorts of bells, including handbells and hand chimes, since 1935.
The handbell choir rehearses most Tuesdays 9:30 - 11 a.m., September through May. If you would like to join the choir or have questions about the handbells, contact the church office at 602.263.5013 or firstname.lastname@example.org.