Handbell Choir

Join the First Pres Handbells for a unique opportunity to glorify God through the beautiful music of bells!


The handbell choir enhances worship through the beautiful music of handbells.  Led by Music Director Susan Schaefer, this talented group plays a variety of music for three to five octaves of handbells and chimes. We recently received a fourth octave of handchimes from the memorial for our late colleague, “Les” Brenton.  We hope to honor his musicianship and leadership with the ringing of these new chimes.

Handbell Choir is looking for substitutes to fill in for our members who travel frequently.  If you have a good sense of rhythm and can read music a little, we’ll train you on the job.  Rehearsals are from 7:00-8:00 pm on Wednesdays in the Sanctuary. We will play in worship on the second Sunday of every other month. (Nov. Dec, Jan, March, May)

If you’re a handbell ringer or would like to join us or be a substitute, please contact Susan Schaefer: susan@firstpreswausau.org