Sunday, November 5, 2023

Christmas Cheer Rings at Sweet Arrow Lake Clubhouse with Hershey Handbell Ensemble

A holiday celebration is on the horizon at the Sweet Arrow Lake Clubhouse, 108 Clubhouse Rd., Pine Grove, marking the 100th Anniversary of the lake's existence. 

On Sunday, December 3 at 3:00 PM, don't miss "Christmas at the Clubhouse," a musical extravaganza featuring the Hershey Handbell Ensemble.

The Hershey Handbell Ensemble, a highly skilled group of musicians, was established in 2004 and is headquartered in south-central Pennsylvania. The ensemble was founded to meet the demand for a community-based musical group proficient in performing intricate handbell arrangements. 

Comprising fifteen dedicated members, the ensemble stages seasonal performances in April and December, under the capable direction of Dr. Shawn Gingrich, at venues such as churches, nursing homes, and even the "White House."

The ensemble's repertoire is a marvel, spanning seven and a half octaves of Malmark Handbells, four octaves of Petit and Fritzen handbells, hand chimes, silver melody bells, and an assortment of other instruments. Their mission is not only to delight audiences but also to promote the art of handbell ringing through education and exceptional musical performances. 

For more information about the ensemble, please visit their official website or Facebook page.

Following the performance, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy light refreshments.

This event is made possible through the generous sponsorship of the Sweet Arrow Lake Conservation Association, with support from a grant provided by the Schuylkill Area Community Foundation and the Reidler Family Charitable Fund.

Given the limited seating capacity, it is advisable to secure reservations in advance to ensure a spot. To make reservations or obtain additional information, please call 570-345-8952 and leave a message.