—April 26 handbell concert will feature songs that
generate calmness in the listener’s soul—
NJ, April 10, 2014–Princeton Theological Seminary will present a
spring handbell concert “Songs of Peace” for the Seminary and Princeton
communities on Saturday, April 26 at 3:00 p.m. in Miller Chapel. The concert, under
the direction of Rachel Barker, will feature Princeton Seminary and Princeton
University students, spouses, staff, alumni/ae, and friends. It is free and
open to the public.
Robert and William Cor of Aldbourne, Wiltshire, England, developed the first
tuned handbells between 1696 and 1724. Originally used by change ringers (who
rang a set of tuned bells in a series of mathematical patterns called
“changes”) to rehearse outside their towers, the handbell sets had the same
number of bells as did the towers (usually six to twelve handbells tuned to a
more information, contact the Chapel Office at 609.497.7890.
Theological Seminary, founded in 1812, is the first seminary established by the
General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. Its mission is to educate leaders
for the church of Jesus Christ worldwide, and its more than 500 students and
11,000 graduates from all fifty states and many nations around the world serve
Christ in churches, school and universities, healthcare institutions, nonprofit
agencies, initiatives for social justice, mission agencies, and the emerging
ministries of the church in the twenty-first century.