Memorial Bells

Bells March 2017

The Memorial Bell Choir has been a part of worship at South Church since 1989. Under the direction of Carlene Ruesenberg, they play during the 10:00 service on the third Sunday of every month. They also provide special music during the Christmas Eve services, and during Holy Week and Easter. They rehearse in classroom 7 on Wednesday nights from 7:15-8:30.


The Memorial Bell Choir is an active member of the Handbell Musicians of America (formerly known as the AGEHR), and have participated in many festivals throughout New England. It is made up of a group of diverse people who come together to share their love of music, and work together as a team to create beautiful sounds with this very unique instrument. They play on a full complement of five octaves of Schulmerich handbells, and five octaves of Malmark handchimes.

People who are interested in finding out more about joining the Memorial Bell Choir should contact" target="_blank">Carlene.


Come Try out Handbells!

Do you like listening to the handbell choir in the service?  Have you always been curious to play handbells yourself?  Now's your change!  You are welcome to come on Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m. for a no-pressure, drop-in beginning handbell choir.  We'll get started with learning the basics, and playing along to familiar hymns and songs.  You'll have some fun and great fellowship, and find out how addicting playing the handbells can be!  E-mail Carlene to let her know if you're interested, and there will be a spot for you!

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