Handbell Choirs

Four handbell choirs are available for children, youth, and adults of varying musical backgrounds and experience.  Our handbell choirs ring not only for worship services and concerts at FUMC, but also for handbell festivals and performances in the greater Dallas community and beyond.

Alleluya Ringers (Adult – Advanced)

This choir of experienced adult ringers provides music for worship services throughout the year.  Ringing primarily advanced literature, they also perform solo concerts at FUMC, for retirement centers throughout the Metroplex, and at other Dallas Arts District venues such as the Meyerson Symphony Center.

Director: Tim Effler
Rehearsal: Sunday 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Room 315 (Handbell Room)

Celebration Ringers (Adult – Beginning/Intermediate)

This choir is made up of adults with a wider variety of experience and ringing expertise. Some ringers in this group are new to handbells, while others have many years of experience ringing in handbell choirs.  They provide music for worship services throughout the year as well as giving an annual spring concert at the C. C. Young Retirement Center.

Director: Linda McClinchie
Rehearsal: Sunday 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Room 315 (Handbell Room)

Carillon Ringers (Grades 7 – 12)

Our youth handbell choir rehearses weekly and plays for worship services on a regular basis. They also ring for other special events both inside and outside the church including the Variations Youth Choir Show in February and Variations annual summer tour.

Director: Linda McClinchie
Rehearsal: Sunday 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Location: Room 315 (Handbell Room)
Click here for Carillon Ringers Curriculum Goals.

Steeple Ringers (Grades 4 – 6)

In Steeple Ringers, children will learn the basic techniques of handbell ringing and music reading while enjoying the process of making music as part of an instrumental ensemble.

Director: Linda McClinchie
Rehearsal: Sunday 1:35 – 2:20 p.m.
Location: Room 315 (Handbell Room)
Click here for Steeple Ringers Curriculum Goals.

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