Adult Choir and The Handbell Program at Holy Apostles
The choir sings a variety of styles including spirituals, classical, hymn tunes and contemporary. They have been accompanied by flute, handbells, cello, violin, trumpet, guitar and assorted percussion instruments, as well as the piano. New members are welcome at any time. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings, 7:45-9pm, in the sanctuary.
Holy Apostles’ has a 3-choir handbell program which began in the fall of 2002. The purpose of the bell choir is to provide a musical experience outside the choir for those desiring it, without the need to sing or read music. The choirs all rehearse from early September through early June and provide music 5-6 times a year…each. They play on 3-octaves of Malmark handbells as well as 3-octaves of Malmark choir chimes. Assorted percussion has been added when called for, including windchimes, drum (we just purchased a new cajon), flute, trumpet and cello.
Lyn Powell, the director and founder of the program, is a member of Handbell Musicians of America. This membership allows our ringers to participate in guild events, which they do. Members have attended a variety of workshops including festival/conferences, read & ring seminars and National Seminar.
MUSIC DIRECTOR & ORGANIST
Lebanon Valley College,
1980-BS in Music Education
Maintains a private piano studio
Accompanies the choirs at Hamilton HS West (since 2002)
Plays in the ``show orchestra`` at HHW