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Ringing in the Season – Hershey Handbell Ensemble at St. Edward’s December 11th

The Hershey Handbell Ensemble will ring in the holiday season with a concert at St. Edward’s Episcopal Church on Friday, December 11, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. The church is located at 2453 Harrisburg Pike in Landisville, and, although the event is free, an offering will be taken.

On the program will be well-known seasonal songs, such as “I Saw Three Ships,” “Comfort, Comfort Ye, My People,” “Veni, Veni, Emmanuel,” plus special arrangements of other holiday pieces.

Based in south-central Pennsylvania, the Hershey Handbell Ensemble was formed in 2004 and is made up of people able to play advanced literature, interested in advancing the art of handbell ringing through education and performance while uniting people through the musical arts. The 15-member group under the direction of Dr. Shawn Gingrich performs on seven octaves of Malmark Handbells, Handchimes, and other assorted instruments.

The Ensemble will have their selection of popular CD recordings available for purchase at the concert.

The December 11 concert is part of a series of events at St. Edward’s showcasing the church’s fellowship outreach. To get on the church’s email list for events’ notifications, readers should email: with “Subscribe Events” in the subject line.

St. Edward’s Episcopal Church is a community of faith, giving to God, giving to each other, giving to the world. The Reverend Canon Stephen C. Casey is its rector. On the web at: For more information, call the church at 717.898.6276.

Music at St. Edward’s

HOT HO– USE JAZZ: Don’t miss the opening concert in this season’s St. Edward’s Cultural Events program – On Friday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m., Eric Henry’s HOT HO– USE JAZZ trio will play Great American Jazz in a unique, contagiously fun and swinging blend of jazz styles. Eric is a well-known tuba player in the region, and Hot House Jazz has played around the world as part of a US Department of State Jazz Ambassador tour. Also in the trio are: Paul Butler on clarinet and vocals and Jim Smith on guitar and vocals.

A Celebration of Ministry – The Ordination and Consecration of The Rev. Audrey Cady Scanlan

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015
11 a.m.
The Forum
500 Walnut Street
Harrisburg, PA

Reception immediately following at:
Hilton Harrisburg
1 Second Street
Harrisburg, PA

There are 1600 seats available at the Forum. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could fill each and every one of them! No tickets, no registration and no reservations are needed to attend. Shuttle service will be available beginning at 9 a.m. The shuttle bus will travel from the Hilton Harrisburg to the Forum before and after the service. This is available to everyone (you do not need to be a guest of the Hilton). Parking is also available in the parking garage at the Hilton, Parking is in the PHFA garage beginning at 7 a.m. The garage is located next to the Cathedral and with entrance from River Street (between and parallel to Front and Second Streets, between Locust street and Cranberry Alley and in the garage across from the Forum. The reception following the service is also open to everyone.

If you are unable to join us, the event will be live streamed. We will provide the link for you closer to the event.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mary Amato at or 814-695-7696.