The Emmanubells are a mixed-aged group who play four and a half octaves (plus an F3 and a C3) of Malmark handbells and three octaves of Malmark choir chimes. They rehearse Thursday evenings between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm and play in church approximately every four weeks.<
They participate in the biennial festival of the Ontario Guild of English Handbell Ringers and occasionally perform in the community. They are also available for weddings or special events. Please contact the director for rates. (Bottom of this page)
New members are welcome, but an ability to read music is strongly suggested. For more information, contact the director. (Bottom of this page).
2011 Handbell Festival performance of "Good Vibrations" here.
January 29, 2012, performance of "A Mighty Fortress" for organ (Faye), piano (Theresa), handbells and choir. here.
May 5, 2013, performance of "It is Well With My Soul" by Cathy Moklebust, for viola (Ann Frederking) and handbells, Guest Director (Lynn Boothroyd) . here.
June 2, 2013, performance of "Rejoice! He is Risen!" (Rejoice in the Spirit) by Cathy Moklebust for handbells and chimes. here.
Pictures from the May, 2013, Handbell Festival which took place in London, Ontario here.
Emmanuel United Church Handbell Team plays Joel Raney's arrangement of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah in the May 4th, 2014, Bells In Spring Concert at Rideau Park United Church here.
December 14, 2014, performance of Change Ring Prelude on Divinum Mysterium by Fred Gramann here.
The Emmanubells Gnomes cleaning the bells, a yearly ritual, cheerfully undertaken.
January 15,2017, memorial performance of Grazioso by Arnold Sherman. to the glory of God and in loving memory of Pat Fancy. Pat was a longtime and dedicated member of the Emmanubells. She died on December 21, 2016, and her service was held at Emmanuel on December 27. Since the Emmanubells were unable to play at her funeral, it is fitting to offer this piece in honour of her service to God and our church.