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You too can be a handbell ringer. Anyone of any age, can learn to play handbells. Our current choir is a community choirs meaning that there are no auditions and church affiliation is not important. A sense of rhythm and some musical experience are assets but not essential. Handbell ringing is very much a team endeavour so that dedication to the group is important. All handbell ringers have a lot of fun in the process of practicing and learning new techniques and derive much satisfaction from sharing the love of hand bell ringing with others. A prime objective is to build and strengthen a love of music.
The program focuses on working through an eclectic collection of scores—some as challenges and some to learn or improve bell ringing techniques.This could be subtitled “having fun with hand bell music”. This past year, three selections of the resulting repertoire, “Scherzo and Festive March from the Third Suite for Hand bells”, “Christ the King” and “Fanfare and Reflection” were shared with the congregation during Sunday services in February, April and in May respectively.
Come out to any practice and give hand bell ringing a try.
For more information please contact LaVerne Palmer (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by emailing the church office.
Come and join this wonderful group of people who love to sing! CHOIR PRACTICES are on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. Contact director Paul MacMillan for more information.
The choir is a group of people who enjoy singing and preparing anthems to sing during the service. Paul MacMillan, has been a choir director for over 50 years and is a master at selecting songs that delight both the congregation and the choir.
Get togethers often follow special events such as the Cantata, Easter preparations and year-end. The Rothwell dedicated musicians are always on hand to bring their musical talents to worship.