Handbell Choirs

St. Olaf Handbell Choir - A Child Shall Lead Them by Michael Glasgow

The St. Olaf Handbell Choir has a demanding performance schedule featuring a high level of literature. The group tours regionally every year, presents a biannual children’s concert and performs regularly off campus at church services and concerts. They have participated in the critically acclaimed St. Olaf Christmas Festival, premiering Glories Ring, Joyous Noel, and Gladsome Bells, all written by faculty member Steven Amundson for handbells and orchestra.

Garrett Bond, Medford, Ore.
Anthony Dungan, Eden Prairie, Minn.
Claire Folson, Grand Forks, N.D.
Jessica Folson, Grand Forks, N.D.
Lila Franklin, Minneapolis, Minn.
Benjamin Froeschle, Rocheport, Mo.
Elijah Leer, Northfield, Minn.
Addie Mease, Bethlehem, Pa.
Siri Mellem, Woodinville, Wash.
Andrew Myers, River Falls, Wis.
Amanda Myroniuk, St. Paul, Minn.
Joseph Spellman, Tyler, Texas
Anna Weisenburger, Owatonna, Minn.

Chapel Ringers typically perform four times a semester. They are expected to have proficient handbell technique. Emphasis in this choir is on improving that technique and creating a musical ensemble.

Evan Aho, Phoenixville, Pa.
Ann Ambach, Garden City, N.Y.
Kiernan Bartlett, Arlington, Va.
Emma Bunde, Overland Park, Kans.
Matthew Erickson, Verona, Wis.
Parker Esterberg, Maple Plain, Minn.
Madeline Everett, Crookston, Minn.
Sarah Holtey, Fargo, N.D.
Matthew Myers, River Falls, Wis.
Olivia Paetz, Omaha, Neb.
Andrew Reuter, Medford, Wis.
Venus Su, Taipei City, Taiwan
Hannah Tomlinson, Chicago, Ill.

Manitou Handbell Choir typically perform twice a semester. The group is student-directed and emphasizes learning handbell technique and playing as an ensemble.

Director: Sarah Youngner ’18, St. Paul, Minnesota

Zofie Basta, Burbank, Calif.
Francesca Bester, Reading, Mass.
Wesley Braker, Northfield, Minn.
Clara Brown, Indianapolis, Ind.
Marisabel Cordova, Chambersburg, Pa.
Clara Danielson, Maplewood, Minn.
Jessica Folson, Grand Forks, N.D.
Jessica Hoyt, Foxboro, Mass.
Jacob Ingalls, Nottingham, Md.
Erin Magoon, Menomonee Falls, Wis.
Addie Mease, Bethlehem, Pa.
Kelsey Sims, Columbus, Ohio
Venus Su, Taipei City, Taiwan

Sunday, September 23, 2018
10:30 a.m.
Worship Service • St. Olaf Handbell Choir
Boe Memorial Chapel

Sunday, October 7, 2018
10:10 a.m.
Worship Service • Chapel Ringers
Boe Memorial Chapel

Saturday, October 27, 2018
3 p.m.
Kid’s Concert
Bethel Lutheran Church, Northfield, Minn.

Sunday, November 4, 2018
10:30 a.m.
Worship Service • Chapel Ringers
Boe Memorial Chapel

Saturday, December 1, 2018
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Christmas Bells • St. Olaf Handbell Choir, Chapel Ringers,
and Manitou Handbell Choir
Buntrock Commons

Sunday, February 24, 2019
2 p.m.
Concert • St. Olaf Handbell Choir

Friday–Sunday, March 1-3, 2019
Tour in Iowa and Missouri
St. Olaf Handbell Choir
Tour Details

Monday, March 4, 2019
8:15 p.m.

Home Concert • St. Olaf Handbell Choir
Urness Recital Hall
Stream the live concert

Friday-Saturday, March 8-9, 2019
Forte Residency with concert and workshop

Sunday, March 11, 2019
10:30 a.m.
Worship Service • Chapel Ringers
Boe Memorial Chapel

Sunday, April 7, 2019
10:30 a.m.
Worship Service • St. Olaf Handbell Choir
Boe Memorial Chapel

Friday, April 20, 2018
10:10 a.m.
Worship Service  • Chapel Ringers
Boe Memorial Chapel

Sunday, April 28, 2019
2 p.m.
Spring Concert • St. Olaf Handbell Choir, Chapel Ringers, and Manitou Handbell Choir
Urness Recital Hall
Stream the live concert

Sunday, May 5, 2019
10:30 a.m.
Worship Service • St. Olaf Handbell Choir
Boe Memorial Chapel

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
4 p.m.
Concert • Chapel Ringers
Northfield Retirement Community, Northfield, Minnesota