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Handbells

On December 15th, 2019, Messiah Lutheran Church ramped up the holiday spirit during the 21st Annual Ring and Sing Concert. The concert featured the musical talents of Messiah’s several handbell groups, the adult choir, youth choirs and the church’s instrumental ensemble. The event was emceed by Rhonda Gaede, who also serves as the director for the church’s handbell choir, Notabella.

While ringing was very much the center stage of the event, there was plenty of singing, too! There was even an audience event in which the audience played hand chimes and sang several traditional Christmas Carols. Lois Graff, who is Messiah’s organist and Director of Music Ministries, directed the instrumental ensemble which is comprised of youth and adult musicians.

The Cherub Choir, is led by Messiah’s Outreach Director, Claire Strand.

The Adult Choir is directed by Randall Fields.

Enjoy pictures from the 2019 Ring and Sing

Here are a few select performances from the evening:

Adult Choir and Notabella

On Christmas Night (Sussex Carol)……………………………….Kinyon

Notabella

An Appalachian Christmas…………………………………………..Waldrop

Do You Hear What I Hear………………………………………………Wagner

Hymn

What Child is This?

Lois Graff

O Tannenbaum………………………………….Traditional, arr. Guaraldi

Cherub Choir

Silent Night ……………………………………………………………………..Gruber

Away in a Manger……………………………………………………..Traditional

Seraph Choir

Go Tell it on the Mountain…………………………………………….Spiritual

Joy to the World………………………………………………………….Traditional

Audience Participation

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear………………………………….Traditional

Up on the Housetop……………………………………………………………Hanby

Hymn

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Handbell Quartet

Still, Still, Still…………………………………………..Traditional, arr. Dewalt

Caroler’s Hoedown………………………………………………………Stephenson

Instrumental Ensemble

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen…………………………………….Traditional

Hymn

Angels We Have Heard on High

Notabella

On Christmas Day in the Morn……………………………………….Gramann

The Christmas Song…………………………….Torme/Welles, arr. Wagner

Pass the Peace!