The South County Community Handbell Choir consists of handbell enthusiasts from southern Orange County, California that love to ring and wish to share handbell music with the surrounding communities. The Choir began in November 2011 and has performed at care facilities, the 2011 San Clemente Choral Society Christmas Concert, the 2012 - 2017 City of San Clemente's Santa's Village by the Sea activities, and has lead six Community Handbell Concerts for the benefit of San Clemente's Family Assistance Ministries. The six concerts have raised over $10,000 for FAM. We have provided music for the FAM Christmas event and the San Clemente Food Co-op holiday party. This Christmas season we participated in The Great Christmas Ring at the outlets as well.
The Choir currently has ten (11) active ringers, and plays four and one-half (4 1/2) octaves of Shulmerich Handbells and three (3) octaves of Malmark Choirchimes.
We practice on Monday nights from 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm. We are looking for additional handbell enthusiasts to join the Choir. If you are interested please use our contact page and we will contact you.
In January 2015, the community youth handbell choir was started. It is open to youth 8 years old or older. Currently we have 12 energetic ringers in the Heavy Metal Youth Handbell Choir. We practice on Friday afternoons. If you are interested in joining this group, please use our contact page.