CHANCEL HANDBELL CHOIR
A two-octave set of Schulmerich handbells was purchased in the 1990s, and a significant number of people have participated in the choir since that time. Over the intervening years, a two-octave set of hand chimes was purchased, expressly for the use of children interested in participating in the music of the church, and an additional two octaves of handbells were purchased in the early 2000s, giving the group a total of four octaves of handbells and access to a wide range of handbell music. The handbells play monthly in church, and occasionally accompany the Chancel Choir on special anthems. It is not necessary to read music to be able to play with the Bell Choir, but it is important to be able to count, and to commit time for practice sessions with the entire group. If you are interested in playing handbells, please contact Gail Hyde, Music Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 585-249-9235.