Rehearsals

Acclamation, the advanced handbell choir at First Baptist Calgary, is for those with strong musical experience and ability to sight-read music well.  This choir practices challenging level 3-5 music. 

 

 

History

Handbells are a rich tradition within the music ministry of First Baptist Church, originally purchased in 1963 for the occasion of our church's 75th anniversary.  From the beginning 2-octave set of handbells (which was the first set of Schulmerich handbells in Western Canada at the time), our set has now grown to 5 octaves (C3 to C8), as well as a 5-octave set of Schulmerich handchimes (C3-C8) and 6th octave of Malmark chimes (C2 to C3).