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Bucknell University Handbell Choir Concert
The Bucknell University Rooke Chapel Ringers will give a handbell concert at the Presbyterian Church, 1 East Oak Street, Basking Ridge, NJ, on Friday, January 11, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.
The Rooke Chapel Ringers were organized in 1983 under the direction of William A. Payn, director of choral studies at the university. The choir consists of 16 student members selected by audition. They represent every major field of study at Bucknell, including the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, business administration, education and engineering.
The Ringers play regularly for Protestant worship services on campus and participate in the traditional ringing-in-of-Christmas at Candlelight services in Rooke Chapel each December. These services are recorded and have been televised by PBS. A special DVD/CD package will be available for purchase at the performance.
This performance in Basking Ridge is part of the Annual Senior Winter Tour which will take the choir to Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and New Jersey. They will perform in the home church of each senior in the choir. Annie Schulenburg of Basking Ridge is a senior in the choir and a member of the Presbyterian Church.
The entire community is invited to attend. No ticket is needed. A free-will offering will be received.
More About The Presbyterian Church of Basking Ridge
The Presbyterian Church of Basking Ridge has been marked a historical site by the Presbyterian Historical Society of Philadelphia, PA. The church was first built in 1717, and after many rebuilds and alterations has remained unchanged in arrangement since 1960. The historical cemetery adjacent to the building has been in use since the 18th century, with the oldest tombstone dating to 1736.
The church offers two services each Sunday with childcare throughout the morning. The later service ends with a coffee hour to bring the congregation from a formal to a more relaxed setting. If you happen to miss a service, you have the option of listening to the Pastor, Rev. Dennis Jones’s sermons on the church’s Web site.