Handbells at Christ Church
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For more information about participating in the handbell program, please contact Jared Gordon, Director of Handbell Ministries.
Christ Church is blessed to have three standing adult handbell ensembles: Campana Ringers, Carillon Ringers, and Celebration Ringers. In addition to regular weekly rehearsals throughout the fall and winter and frequent musical leadership in worship, all three groups join together to present a lavish annual Christmas Concert. Equipment used by the handbell and Hand Chime program include one five-octave set of handbells, a second set of 41/2 octaves, and a three-octave set of choir chimes.
Christ Church's first handbell choir is a two-octave group ringing early intermediate handbell music. They ring from time to time in worship and for special events.
Rehearsals: Tuesday, 5pm–6pm
An advanced bell choir that plays for worship services, bell choir festivals, and various local institutions.
Rehearsals: Monday, 7pm–8:30pm
An intermediate bell choir that rehearses from 9am to 10:30am on Tuesdays. This ensemble also plays in Sunday worship services and for local community groups.
Rehearsals: Tuesday, 9am–10:30am
Besides these standing adult groups, a youth handbell ensemble, the Resonance Ringers, is created anew each year as a six-to-eight week component of our YMAC (Youth in Music and Arts at Church) program for 7th-12th graders; this rehearsal schedule culminates with Resonance Ringers providing leadership in Sunday morning worship. In addition to these opportunities and as an aid to our children's musical education, Hand Chimes are used from time to time as a regular part of the Children's Choir program.