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: StEdsOffice@comcast.net 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: www.Sainteds.org. For more information, call the church at 717.898.6276.