There will be a handbell workshop conducted here at Advent in the Fellowship Hall on Saturday, September 15 from 9 a.m. until noon. It will be the inaugural meeting of the Advent Handbell Choir, the newest offering of our celebrated music ministry. All would-be ringers (or those who are just plain curious) are encouraged and invited to attend!
The chief workshop clinician will be Ron Bellamy. With almost 40 years of handbell experience, he has been a performer and clinician for Handbell Exploration and the Handbell Musicians Of America (formerly known as AGEHR, American Guild Of English Handbell Ringers). He has conducted numerous handbell festivals including those in Hudson Valley, PA and Hockessin, DE and was featured soloist for the HMA Area 2 Seminar in 0swego, NY. Ron is also a member of the Philadelphia Handbell Ensemble and currently directs handbell choirs in three churches in the Lancaster (Pa.) area. Assisting Ron will be his wife, Linda Lorgus who is currently the Music Director/Organist at St. Michael Lutheran Church in Unionville. She is registered with HMA as a handbell clinician with experience teaching beginning to advanced ringers and is a member of both Bell Amis and the Philadelphia Handbell Ensemble. Linda also serves as accompanist for the Brandywine Valley Chorale.
So that we can provide the best possible training experience, please contact the church office to let us know if you plan to attend. All are welcome. This seminar is certain to be awesome!