Church, Elbow Park, Calgary
Music, Choirs and Bells!
(Under Construction... not the building, the website!)
The Choir rehearses regularly on Thursday nights, and gathers for a half-hour warm-up on Sundays before the 10:30am service. Not infrequently, Thursday evening also include additional fellowship, a pub night or other community building. To get involved in our music, please contact our Director of Music, Margie Newman.
"Change-Ringing" is a rare and wonderful art: these are the only bells of their kind in the province: in fact, the only octave of bells of their kind between Ontario and British Columbia. The bells are part of the regular music of the parish, calling the community to worship, reminding the community that the parish church prays for the well-being of everyone - member or not - in the community, and that the church works faithfully to give thanks to God for over 100 years of the privilege of serving in Christ's name.
The bells have been a fixture of the Elbow Park soundscape for over half a century, yet people are still surprised to learn that those are real people up there pulling the ropes and ringing, not some mechanism! Our resident ringers, The Christ Church Calgary Bell Ringer's Guild, are a dedicated group that includes both parishioners and friends of the parish. They ring for the joy of it, to support the purpose of the parish church, and to learn and improve in their skill at this art together.
More will be posted about the bells as we restore this website. Inquries about becoming a part of this musical tradition are welcome. Please contact Ruth Lund, our Tower Captain. What's a "tower captain"? Read more here.
the Arts in Worship and in Community
Ruth Lund, Bell Tower Captain
John Bouz, Affiliate Organist
Newman, Organist and Director of Music