Arts & Entertainment

Handbell Concert Jan. 12 at Willow Grove Church

January 7, 2014 at 8:41 PM

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - The Walsh Grazio Bell Choir will be performing a free concert at Willow Grove Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Jan. 12, at 3 p.m. The concert, funded by a grant from the Elizabeth Presbytery, is the second in Willow Grove Church’s “Music for the Soul” concert series.

The Walsh Memorial Bell Choir Program of The Presbyterian Church of Morris Plains was established in September 1968.  Dedicated to “ringing praise with joy,” the Bell Choir Program has continued this mission for more than 40 years. 

The Walsh Grazio Bell Choir is the adult handbell choir in the Program which also includes two youth handbell choirs.  The Grazio Bell Choir is directed by Carl Loutzenheiser and includes experienced ringers of several generations.  The Bell Choir uses a six-octave set of Schulmerich handbells, a five-octave set of Malmark Choirchimes, a seventh-octave bass handbell and three seventh-octave Choirchimes. 

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The program begins at 2:30 p.m. with “Meet the Instruments,” a special interactive event featuring  a question and answer time with the musicians.  Audience members can see the bells up close and learn more about bell-ringing and the performers.  The free handbell concert follows at 3 p.m.  Immediately following the concert, there will be an opportunity to talk with the musicians at a reception offering light refreshments.

Willow Grove Church, the sponsor of this event, is located at 1961 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains.  All facilities are handicapped accessible.  The church expects to continue featuring the performing arts throughout 2014, offering free concerts with a wide variety of musical styles throughout the year. 

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