I am very excited to begin a handchime choir at Creator. A handchime is an instrument that you ring by hand, similar to a handbell. Handchimes look different, they sound different, and they require different technique, but the applications are similar. This video (in another language but with English subtitles) shows handchimes in action --
Handchimes are wonderful for making music together while we maintain a safe distance from one another. All you need in order to join is an interest in making music together. Reading music is not a requirement -- it is helpful to read music, but playing handchimes is an excellent way to learn as you go (and I will help!).
I hope to see you after the 10:30am service on September 27 for a short meeting before we can start rehearsing. At this meeting, we will discuss distancing, sanitizing, and of course rehearsal time. If you cannot make that meeting, please feel free to see me before the service or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org).