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The Bell Choir will Take a Rest

The Bell Choir played a rendition of “O Come O Come Emmanuel” with a small choir. We had some last minute help from alumni choir members, and it all came together. It sounds great in the pews, gathering from people’s comments. Now the Bells will take a rest. Rehearsals will begin again in February. Continue reading

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Bells Take a Rest

During the summer months. the bells and the ringers will take a rest. Early in September, I will ask for volunteers to give the bells a good polish, so they will be shining and nice when we start rehearsing and playing again. Let me know if you want to play or can help with the cleaning, so I can take all of it into account when planning for the Fall. Continue reading

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Handbells

The bell choir is working very hard on a new piece; it is a challenge for all of us. Some ringers are working on new techniques; most of us are working with a rhythm that is somewhat unfamiliar. When we … Continue reading

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Bell Choir Notes

We are all excited in Bell Choir. We have a new practice place! Come in the sanctuary between 9:50 and 10:20 a.m. on a Sunday morning and you can hear us play and practice. Continue reading

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Three octaves of bells cleaned

Ever heard of the saying, “Many hands make light work”? On Saturday, Jan 9th, we proved that it is true. With eleven people around one table, we cleaned three octaves of bells in 30 minutes! Thank you Allison, Susan, Liz, Norma, Ellen, Margaret, Ben, Irina, Sarah and Nicole. Continue reading

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Bell Shining

So many of you came to me after the service on Dec 13th to tell how much you liked the combined performance of the choir and bell choir. It was a challenge for us, as some of the ringers are not used to have someone starting to sing behind them “all of a sudden”, while others had to work on getting the swing technique right. Some singers had never sung to bell music. Overall, it came together really nice. Thank you Ben, for finding ‘Joy in the morning’ for all of us! Continue reading

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