Handbell Choirs

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

Handbell Choir Directors

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 Festivalpremiering 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.
Benjamin Froeschle, Rocheport, Mo.
Eric Kvasnicka, St. Paul, Minn.
Harrison Lawrence, Mounds View, Minn.
Catherine McCreadie, Rochester, Minn.
Danica Meier, Madison, Conn.
Andrew Myers, River Falls, Wis.
Amanda Myroniuk, St. Paul, Minn.
Joseph Spellman, Tyler, Texas
Anna Weisenburger, Owatonna, Minn.
Sarah Youngner, St. Paul, 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.

Kiernan Bartlett, Arlington, Va.
Hannah Chapman-Dutton, Round Mountain, Nev.
Astrid Eken, Lørenskog, Norge
Parker Esterberg, Maple Plain, Minn.
Emilia Galchutt, Apple Valley, Minn.
Amy Imdieke, Northfield, Minn.
Laura Moore, St. Paul, Minn.
Olivia Paetz, Omaha, Neb.
Andrew Reuter, Medford, Wis.
Mikayla TerLouw, Grand Junction, Colo.
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

Friday, October 13, 2017
10:10 a.m.
Worship Service • Manitou Handbell Choir
Boe Memorial Chapel

Sunday, October 22, 2016
10:30 a.m.
Worship Service • Chapel Ringers
Boe Memorial Chapel

Friday, November 3, 2017
7:30 p.m.
An American Portrait
Concert with St. Olaf Handbell Choir and Bells of the Lakes
Boe Memorial Chapel
Stream the live concert

Saturday, November 4, 2017
7:30 p.m.
An American Portrait
Concert with St. Olaf Handbell Choir and Bells of the Lakes
Concordia University, St. Paul, MN

Sunday, November 5, 2017
10:30 a.m.
Worship Service • Chapel Ringers
Boe Memorial Chapel

Saturday, December2, 2017
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Christmas Bells • St. Olaf Handbell Choir, Chapel Ringers, and Manitou Handbell Choir
Buntrock Commons

Sunday, February 25, 2018
1 p.m.
Concert • St. Olaf Handbell Choir
Merner Concert Series (click here for concert information and tickets)
Cathedral of Our Merciful Savior, Faribault, MN

Friday–Sunday, March 2-4, 2018
Tour in Minnesota and South Dakota
St. Olaf Handbell Choir
Click here for information

Monday, March 5, 2018
8:15 p.m.

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

Sunday, March 11, 2018
10:30 a.m.
Worship Service • Chapel Ringers
Boe Memorial Chapel

Sunday, April 8, 2018
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 29, 2018
2 p.m.
Spring Concert • St. Olaf Handbell Choir, Chapel Ringers, and Manitou Handbell Choir
Urness Recital Hall
Stream the live concert

Sunday, May 6, 2018
10:30 a.m.
Worship Service • St. Olaf Handbell Choir
Boe Memorial Chapel

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
4 p.m.
Concert • Chapel Ringers
Northfield Retirement Community, Northfield, Minnesota