The Hershey Handbell Ensemble
Formed in 2004, this auditioned community handbell ensemble is based in south-central Pennsylvania. They performed their inaugural concerts in Lebanon and Carlisle in Spring of 2004. The sixteen member group performs seasonally in April and December (and as arranged) on seven octaves of Malmark Handbells, Handchimes, and assorted other instruments.
The ensemble was formed to fulfill the need for an auditioned community ensemble comprised of persons able to play advanced literature, interested in advancing the art of handbell ringing through education and performance, and interested in uniting people through this musical art.
The ensemble is under the direction of Artistic Director, Dr. Shawn Gingrich.
Spring 2020 Concert Season
In light of ongoing health concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and in line with guidance issued by the Governor, White House, and the CDC, the Ensemble in conjunction with each of our concert locations have made the difficult decision to cancel the Spring 2020 concert season. We are working closely to reschedule a concert during a future season with each location and we look forward to being back and performing for everyone during the Winter 2020 concert season.
In the meantime, if would you like to help sustain and support the Ensemble, we would greatly appreciate your tax deductible contributions. You can make a donation by credit card using the Donate link on this page.