Ring in the holidays with the sounds of handbells! On Saturday, December 2 at 1 p.m., the History Museum comes alive to the sound of holiday music. The SFSU (San Francisco State University) Handbell Choir will perform a variety of holiday tunes. After the concert, the audience will have a chance to participate in a ring and sing. The performance in Courtroom A will last about an hour and is free of charge.
Formed in 1997, the Handbell Choir rings on 5 octaves of Schulmerich handbells and 4 octaves of hand chimes. Caroline Harnly, the group’s director and founder, has nearly 40 years of experience as a handbell ringer and is the cocomposer of an original composition for solo handbells. The group performs at various SFSU campus events and at locations in San Francisco and on the Peninsula.