Sanctuary Handbells

 ( updated April 12,2017)

Welcome to our Handbell  Choir page !


Our 2016-2017 Handbell Anthems


Click on anything blue to play the recording. 

Easter Anthem   Get ready, my friends, we have “a doosey” of an anthem for Easter Sunday (April 16th, 2017).   It calls for all the handbells we have, plus the organ AND the piano AND  the Chancel Choir ( “a holy cacophony” ).    You can listen to it here:  

     “Lift High the Cross” arr by Joel Raney

Easter Hymn ,  As we did two years ago, we will play the opening hymn “Jesus Christ Is Risen Today” with the organ and strings.


Fall Presentation (November 13, 2016):     “Abide with Me” arranged by Cathy Moklebust in 2012.  It called for most of our handbells and many of our tone chimes, plus  Nancy Toy playing her flute.  Listen here:



December 18th (Lessons and Carols)  “Wake, Awake, for Night is Flying” arranged by Ron Mallory 2013.  This piece is a real cool one, with the men malleting a driving rhythm on the lower bells.  It is certainly not your ordinary sober Bach chorale !  Listen here:











Our 2015-2016 schedule

(subject to a hundred changes, of course)


October 18, 2015   “As the Deer”  An arrangement of our beautiful hymn 626.

We will use all 5 octaves of Handbells and 3 octaves of Handchimes.   It is breathtaking !

Listen to it here:

Listen to our recording of it at under the Steven Mowery account with the light green safari hat.

November 15, 2015  “Abba, Father” by Jason Krug

This also uses handbells and tone chimes.

Listen to it here:

Listen to OUR recording of it at  under the Steven Mowery account with the light green safari hat.


December 20, 2015 (Lessons and Carolsat 11:00 AM Traditional Service)

Our Christmas anthem is Natalie Sleeth’s beautiful hymn, “Were You There on that Christmas Night?”  The handbells will play as the Choral Scholars sing . The handbell arrangement is by Martha Lynn Thompson.

Listen to it here: