Stories tagged with: Zanesville Handbell Festival

November 23, 2014 - 9:36pm
1 year 39 weeks ago

The holiday festivities continued Sunday, November 23rd, with the 25th Annual Zanesville Handbell Festival.

The sweet sound of handbells filled the chapel of Grace United Methodist Church Sunday evening, hundreds of people from around the city gathered to enjoy the cheerful holiday concert.

The concert was sponsored by the Zanesville Thursday Music Club which has been in existence for 105 years. Each year the handbell choirs perform popular hyms-- along with one original...

November 18, 2012 - 9:06pm
3 years 39 weeks ago

The 23rd annual Zanesville Handbell Festival was held at Grace United Methodist Church Sunday evening.

Five local handbell choirs took part in the event to help ring in the holiday season as a community.

"Many church groups, whether they be choirs or handbell choirs or instrumental groups, are kind of islands of their own." said Grace United Methodist Music Minister Jim Mayercak. "We can put them all together for a situation like this for public...

November 20, 2011 - 8:58pm
4 years 39 weeks ago

The 22nd annual Handbell Festival "rang" in the holiday season on Sunday evening.

The free event filled the rows of Grace United Methodist Church in downtown Zanesville, as seven bell choirs performed individually and together.

"We have a following of people that come and want to be a part of this," said Director Jim McLaughlin. "Handbells is a unique instrument and has a very beautiful tone, so a lot of people really do enjoy that especially during...

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