TINMOUTH CHURCH HANDBELLS
The church is home for a three-octave set of English handbells and a three-octave set of melodychimes to match. These were purchased by Tinmouth community members and church members making generous donations as well as a Tinmouth Community Fund grant - a true community effort. The bells were placed in service at a handbell celebration on August 22, 2009, culminating in a concert that evening with about 100 enthusiastic concert goers and participants, and followed by an old fashioned ice cream social in the Community Room. The entire congregation and community thank Nancy Noble for leading this effort and for having faith that the people of Tinmouth would support it.
Now moving forward, the bell choir is meeting Sunday mornings at 10:15, after the Sunday worship service, and Tuesday afternoons at 1:00. This group plays bells during the service about once a month and visits elder-care homes from time to time to bring music to the residents. Other events include bell concerts by visiting ringers and participation in bell workshops. Brian Gottschalk is the director, and the group is doing quite well for beginners.
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