Super Bell XXVI


Our twenty-sixth annual Super Bell handbell concert took place at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 28, with a wide variety of exquisite music, combining ringers from First Church and Bethany Covenant Church. The concert was directed by Dave Harris of North Carolina’s world-renowned Raleigh Ringers. The rousing and sublime performances were enthusiastically received by all in attendance.

Joint choirs pause for prayer prior to the concert.

Concert Director David Harris gives last-minute encouragement.

Preschool head teacher Jamie Tinker leads members of her class into the Meetinghouse for their Kristal Bells performance.

Here are some of the precious preschoolers who rang two songs to open the concert.

Campanella Handbells

Steven Yantz plays the bass bells.

Bethany Covenant Church Handbells

From the balcony, a young enthusiast tries to keep up with the conductor.

The Henderson Trio — David, Benjamin and Linda

The Henderson Trio once again delighted the audience.

Soli Handbells

Soli Handbells

Soli Handbells play Allegro Glorioso by Arnold Sherman.

The Offertory — Méditation from the opera Thaïs by Jules Massenet — gave a sublime moment of peace.  Josiah Hamill, violin; Benjamin Henderson, organ.

A bird‘s-eye view

Combined choirs of Bethany Covenant Church and First Church of Christ — Steven Yantz, Director; David Harris, Guest Clinician; and Linda Henderson, Director