The Bells of St. Paul's in Concert November 20, 2016

The Bells of St. Paul’s, ringing joyfully for 24 years, will be presenting a concert at St. Paul’s United Church, Perth, on Nov. 20th, 2016. 

 Each year of the handbell choir’s existence, handbell music and handbell musicians have been changing an

d developing.  Sharing these developments in a concert is indeed a joy.

For one thing, handbell music is no longer limited to church music. Several composers now write music specifically for this beautiful instrument. The concert program will include sizzling, jazzy, and swingy selections, sensitive and expressive melodies, and a few surprises!The techniques employed in bringing the music to life have greatly expanded beyondjust ringing.  And, in addition to being more interesting for audiences, the new music and new techniques have attracted a high caliber of musicians.

Recently the St. Paul’s ensemble introduced hand chimes to its repertoire. The hand chimes add an exciting contrast and depth to the sound.

Ann McMahon, the handbell choir’s director, has inspired The Bells of St. Paul's musicians to develop musically and has challenged the group to prepare for and participate in handbell festivals.

Adding to the scope and beauty of the concert program will be guest musicians, still to be announced

For an uncommon and beautiful musical experience, this is a concert not to be missed.

No charge for admission. There will be a freewill offering.