WFU handbell choir to hold benefit concert

By Pam Barrett
November 15, 2005

The Wake Forest University Student Handbell Choir will perform its 4th annual "Carols of the Bells" concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 30 at Wake Forest in Davis Chapel in Wingate Hall. The concert is a benefit performance to raise funds for Brenner's Children's Hospital. Donations will be accepted, and all proceeds will go to the hospital.

The concert will feature eight Wake Forest student bell ringers performing traditional Christmas carols including "Jingle Bells," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," and the "Ukranian Bell Carol," as well as an arrangement of "The Phantom of the Opera" by Douglas Wagner.

The Wake Forest Handbell Choir is a student-led group that features 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 Candlelight Lovefeast and for a spring hymn concert.