The Wesley Bell Ringers invite you to join them for their 50th anniversary celebration at a free concert at Abravanel Hall (123 W. South Temple) Saturday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m. Their motto is "Diakonia," meaning to serve with love, which they achieve by sharing their music throughout the nation.
The group was formed in 1963 by nine teenagers selling sandwiches to raise money to buy hand bells. Once they raised enough, the first handbell choir in Utah was successfully formed. Now, over 400 high school students have played in the choir, which has expanded over the years to include 10 octaves of bells and two octaves each of hand chimes, cup bells, silver melody bells, a carillon and a boom-a-gong.
The group performs throughout Northern Utah during Christmas and travels throughout the nation each summer. They have performed at places such as Mount Rushmore, Disney World, the Olympics and the United States Capitol. They have also had the chance to play along side the Utah Symphony and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Join them at Abravanel Hall and help them celebrate their 50th year of Diakonia.