In addition to the graded choir and the contemporary music program, the Cathedral also has a graded English handbell ministry that corresponds with the graded choir program.
For those in 4th through 6th grades, we offer Jubilant Bells, a combined group made up of Wesley Boys and Jubilation Girls.
Jubilant Bells is made up of those who are already involved in either Wesley Boys Choir or Jubilation Girls Choir. This training ground for young players gives aspiring bell ringers the opportunity to develop both rhythm and note reading skills. New players are always welcome. Fun is always encouraged!
Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 6:30pm-7:00pm.
The Cathedral Bell Choir is selected from the Epworth Chorale grades 7-12. This group of highly devoted ringers rehearses on Sunday afternoons throughout the school year and plays a wide variety of advanced repertoire for 5 to 6-octaves of English handbells.
The Cathedral Bell Choir performs at Christmas at the Cathedral and tours annually with the Epworth Chorale each June and, in its sixty-year history, has played around all over the US and Canada at two Worlds Fairs.
Rehearsals are on Sundays from 1:30pm-2:30pm; late August through early June.
Rehearsals resume August 25th.
Chancel Bell Choir is an adult bell choir that rehearses Thursday evenings prior to Chancel Choir rehearsal. Always willing to agree that they are a bunch of ding-a-lings, this fun-loving and devoted group of advanced players ring in worship about once every 6 weeks on 5-6 octaves of English handbells.
Outside of worship, this choir also plays for the annual production of Christmas at the Cathedral and has also played at local nursing homes. Please come and join them! This group always welcomes new and improving ringers as well as the fellowship of making new friends.
Rehearsals are on Thursdays at 6:00pm
Rehearsals resume August 29th.
For more information about schedules, starting dates, rehearsal times and other exciting ministry of music information, please contact Meredith Messinger at 208.343.7511 ext. 233