At present there are three handbell ensembles. A 15 member adult choir, a Youth choir, ages 12-18, and a Quartet. Each group meets weekly for practice. The Quartet and Adult ensembles meet on Wednesday evenings at 5:45 and 6:30 pm, respectively. The youth choir meets on Sundays at 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Each choir plays for Sunday morning worship one Sunday each month beginning in September and continuing through May. They also provide special music for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Lent and Easter. In addition, they may play for special programs within and outside the church. Handbell equipment consists of 2 – 4 octave sets of bells and hand chimes, plus a 5th octave of each. Also included is the lower part of a 6th octave of hand chimes.
The adult choir has recorded a CD, traveled to Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and played 10 concerts in 11 days, donated a 3 octave set of bells, handbell tables and foam pads to the Methodist Church in Liepaja, Latvia. They have played for several retirement homes at Christmas, the J. P. McCarthy Christmas sing at Hart Plaza, Kelly and Co. TV program, Christmas TV program in Windsor, Canada and a program at the Fox Theater following presentation of the Nut Cracker Suite, plus weddings and funerals.
We welcome new members at any time.
For more information contact:
Alayna Young, Minister of Music: 313-875-7407 ext 336.