Handbell Ensemble

Playing HandbellsThe Handbell Ensemble, open to High School and adult ringers, rings frequently from August to May of each year. In addition to ringing in worship and for special music events, each year they participate in the Knox Area Handbell Festival.   They have been selected to ring as a part of the national bellringing ceremony, “Let Freedom Ring,” leading to a couple of television performances on the popular Knoxville show, Live at Five. The ensemble has also rung for other area venues including Christmas in the City and First Night-a New Year’s Eve Celebration.  In November 2010, members of the Handbell Ensemble will ring at Knoxville’s Fantasy of Trees.  The church owns two sets of handbells including both a three-octave and a five-octave set of Malmark bells, allowing for most positions to be doubled. A three-octave set of Malmark Choirchimes complements the bells.