Members of the Alberni Valley United Church handbell choir practice for their annual Christmas concert.

Bells ring out for cantata

Vocal, handbell and children's choirs will perform at the Alberni Valley United Church on Sunday, Dec. 21.

The Alberni Valley United Church has been filled with the sounds of music as the vocal and hand bell choirs led by Mike Villette, along with the children’s Ring and Sing led by Ellen Vander Putten, are busy preparing for a Christmas concert.

All three groups will perform on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 2:30 p.m. at the church.

The vocal choir will present the Cantata Bethlehem’s Child by Victor Johnson and Lloyd Larson. The hand bell choir will play several numbers including Carol of the Bells and lead the audience in a hymn sing. The children will also delight the audience with their bell ringing and singing.

The United Church (AVUC) is grateful to the Port Alberni Orchestra and Chorus Society for the use of the Dr. A. P. Miller Memorial Hand Bells.