Handbell (Ringers) Choir

Bells have had a long history in the church and were used all over Europe to toll time and to call people to prayer and worship. More specifically, handbells were popular in the UK before being introduced to America in the early 20th century, and unlike other musical ensembles, one is able to play in a handbell (or chime) choir without having any previous experience or musical background. The attraction is that anyone no matter the age or ability level can do it while getting an opportunity to play an instrument that many others don’t get to play. Playing in a handbell or chime choir might be for you, especially if you want to be involved in a choir but may not like to sing. Rehearsals take place bi-weekly on Monday evenings and the choir plays monthly. For more information, contact Jim at music@stmatthewspennington.org.