Hyosang Park directs the Philadelphia Bronze on Sunday, May 20, 5 p.m. in a free handbell concertsat Princeton United Methodist Church, located on the corner of Nassau Street at Vandeventer Avenue.
In a concert entitled “Shall we dance!” the group will play variety of dance music on bells. On Sunday, June 3 at 5 p.m. Park performs with the Quadrants Handbell Quartet in its debut concert, offering well-known classic music for bells.
Park has master’s degrees in both sacred music and piano performance from Westminster Choir College of Rider University. She has private piano students and also teaches at St. Jerome Catholic School in West Long Branch.
Philadelphia Bronze is an advanced auditioned handbell ensemble that seeks to pursue the highest level of excellence in ringing and ringing techniques. Drawing ringers from as far as Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the group performs in and around the Philadelphia area on up to seven octaves of Malmark bells and seven octaves of Malmark chimes.
Debbi Burchett, Ambler PA
Sarah Hazel, Phoenixville PA
Deena Hopkins, Souderton PA
Kristen Jamison, Lafayette Hill PA
Rise Kagan-Erickson, Warminster PA
Judy Masser, Willow Grove PA
Kristie McIntyre, Collegeville PA
Marcia Murphy, North Wales PA
Anne Ortman, Huntingdon Valley PA
Hyosang Park, Cranbury NJ
Allen Regan, Newtown PA
Cynthia Regan, Newtown, Pa
Based in Princeton, Quadrants is a professional quartet that includes Robert Lamb, Bethan Neely, Raymond Nugent, and Park — all alumni of Westminster Concert Bell Choir. Kathleen Ebling Shaw is the artistic advisor.
An offering will be taken at each concert.
PrincetonUMC is a diverse congregation whose members come from many surrounding communities, backgrounds, and faith histories. Worship and children’s Sunday School is at 10 a.m. with nursery care available; adult classes meet Sundays and throughout the week. There are choirs for all ages, and the bell choir rings on third Sundays. The building is wheelchair accessible and Sunday parking is free. For information call 609-924-2613 or visit http://www.princetonumc.org/.