WFU Handbell Choir to ring in holiday season, benefit hospital
November 2, 2006
The Wake Forest University Student Handbell Choir will celebrate the start of the holiday season at its Fifth Annual Carols of the Bells Benefit Concert at 6 p.m. Nov. 30 at Wake Forest in Davis Chapel in Wingate Hall.
The concert, which will benefit Brenner’s Children’s Hospital, is free, but donations will be accepted. All proceeds will go to the hospital. The community is invited to attend.
Fifteen Wake Forest student bell ringers will perform traditional Christmas carols including “Joy to the World,” “The Nutcracker Suite,” “Carol of the Bells” and other holiday favorites.
“We enjoy kicking off the holiday season with a concert of favorite carols that all ages can enjoy, but this event is also about helping people in need. Who better to support than children in the hospital who could really use some Christmas cheer?” said Amy Mueller, co-director of the choir and a Wake Forest junior. “We hope the Wake Forest community and the people of Winston-Salem will take time in their busy schedules to come out and relax, celebrate the season and give to a great cause.”
The Wake Forest Handbell Choir is a student-led group featuring eight to 16 bell ringers who traditionally perform three times a year for the Carols of the Bells Benefit Concert, the university’s Annual Christmas Lovefeast and a spring hymn concert.