( updated  July 24 2020)

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Welcome to our Handbell  Choir page !

.Tone Chime Recordings on July 22,2020.

They will be inserted into the on-line worship services.

.All Things Bright and Beautiful arr Thompson



Children of the Heavenly Father  arr Thompson



Hymn of Praise arr Thompson



Morning Has Broken arr Thompson




Other Tone Chime Possibilities during Quarantine:

“The Old Rugged Cross”  arr by Cynthia Dobrinski


.”Quiet Reflections” by Dan Edwards


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The Handbell Choir presentation for Christmas, 2019 .   



Here is the recording with just the bells playing:



Here is the recording from the service with the piano part also:



Questions?  Please email them to stevenfpc@hickoryfpc.org  or send him a text message at 704-909-6202.


Weather Announcements:   

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 Rehearsals will be Wednesdays at 6:15 in the Sanctuary.  

 2015-2016 Handbells.Left2015-2016 Handbells.Right


2019 Advent:

We are making plans to play on the 2nd Sunday of Advent (December 8, 2019)Our piece will be a new 2019 arrangement by Joel Raney (remember him ? ) called “The Herald Angels Sing”.  It will use our full set of handbells and Martha on the harp !  Click or paste this link to listen to it —  https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10998626


Our 2018 Christmas Handbells


Enter with Joy   by Kathleen Wissinger 

(Presented December 16, 2018)

The Angels and The Shepherds  by Jason Krug (Moravian) 

(Presented December 16, 2018)


Our 2018 Lenten Handbells


Lent, 2018

March 11, 2018:     

Our Handbell Anthem is “The Passion Chorale” (“O Sacred Head Now Wounded”) by Hans Hassler, arranged 2017 by Brenda Austin. Listen to it here:   https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10821775




Advent & Christmas  Anthem

The Handbells will play on Sunday, December 3 at 11:00 AM. 

The Anthem  is “Ding Dong ! Merrily on High” arranged by Lloyd Larson. Some of our handbell players have played this one before. It will be a challenge, but it will give the ladies with the small bells something to enjoy!





Our 2016-2017 Handbell Anthems

Easter Anthem   Get ready, my friends, we have “a doosey” of an anthem for Easter Sunday (April 16th, 2017).   It calls for all the handbells we have, plus the organ AND the piano AND  the Chancel Choir ( “a holy cacophony” ).    You can listen to it here:  

     “Lift High the Cross” arr by Joel Raney

Easter Hymn ,  As we did two years ago, we will play the opening hymn “Jesus Christ Is Risen Today” with the organ and strings.


Fall Presentation (November 13, 2016):     “Abide with Me” arranged by Cathy Moklebust in 2012.  It called for most of our handbells and many of our tone chimes, plus  Nancy Toy playing her flute.  Listen here:   http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10342535


December 18th (Lessons and Carols)  “Wake, Awake, for Night is Flying” arranged by Ron Mallory 2013.  This piece is a real cool one, with the men malleting a driving rhythm on the lower bells.  It is certainly not your ordinary sober Bach chorale !  Listen here:  http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10366491






Our 2015-2016 Handbell Anthems


October 18, 2015   “As the Deer”  An arrangement of our beautiful hymn 626.

We will use all 5 octaves of Handbells and 3 octaves of Handchimes.   It is breathtaking !

Listen to it here:  http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10340668

Listen to our recording of it at www.soundcloud.com under the Steven Mowery account with the light green safari hat.

November 15, 2015  “Abba, Father” by Jason Krug

This also uses handbells and tone chimes.

Listen to it here:    http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10424975

Listen to OUR recording of it at www.soundcloud.com  under the Steven Mowery account with the light green safari hat.


December 20, 2015 (Lessons and Carols at 11:00 AM Traditional Service)

Our Christmas anthem is Natalie Sleeth’s beautiful hymn, “Were You There on that Christmas Night?”  The handbells will play as the Choral Scholars sing . The handbell arrangement is by Martha Lynn Thompson.

Listen to it here:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmcXNfCLxs0