The Messiah Ringers rehearsed through the fall months, in increasingly wet, windy, and cold weather! We found so much joy in coming together each Sunday to make music together. Bell Choir became a high-intensity sport in some ways, as we set up our tables each week, carted bells cases to our filming location at the beautiful St. John's Convent, and braved the weather elements! But these hard working musicians were dedicated and patient - and we had a whole lot of fun!
We hope that you enjoy this Christmas Concert of favorite hymns and tunes. We are so grateful to the sisters of the Community of St. John Baptist for the use of their covered archway - you probably won't be able to tell that those recordings were made on a day of heavy rain!
Bell Choir practice will resume in the New Year - as soon as it feels mild enough to play outside again. And, of course, we all look forward to the day when we can play (and then SING) together indoors - as then at least we won't have to worry about the cold, the heat, the sun, the wind, the rain.. or the bugs!!
Wishing you and yours a beautiful Christmas season and a very Happy New Year.
You can also view the concert on YouTube at this link.
Peace, Love, and Music,
Messiah Music Director
We invite you and your family and friends to join us for an afternoon of music on Sunday, September 27th at 3pm in the Messiah Church rear parking lot! Our outdoor concert will feature the Messiah Bell Choir, as well as musical solos from members of our choir & congregation!
You are invited to bring your own chairs, though we can provide chairs as well. Our audience will sit in family groups six feet apart from one another - but together in music!
We look forward to seeing you there!
If you are interested in providing solo music (solo vocalist or instrumental) during our 10am livestream service, please complete this form to indicate your interest and availability.
UPDATE as of 8/3/20
Bell Choir has resumed at Messiah! We are practicing outdoors, following social distancing & PPE protocols, and preparing for an outdoor performance. If you are interested in playing (beginners welcome!) please contact Laura.
Choir Rehearsals are still cancelled until further notice. Check back later for more announcements.