The more advanced 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, 2012 - 2022 San Clemente's Casa Romantica Christmas activities, and has led ten plus Community Handbell Concerts for the benefit of San Clemente's Family Assistance Ministries. The nine concerts and our projects for FAM have raised over $19,000 for FAM. We have sponsored "The Great Christmas Ring" at the Outlets for the past 6 years.
The Adult Choir currently has eleven (11) active ringers and plays five (5) octaves of Schulmerich Handbells and four (4) octaves of Malmark Choirchimes.
The "adult" choir practices on Monday nights from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. We are looking for additional handbell enthusiasts/musicians to join the Choir. If you are a musician, but have never rung handbells, we can teach you the instrument. If you ring handbells and are looking for additional opportunities to ring, come and join us. If you are interested, please use our contact page and we will contact you. Our conductor, Daniel Ujifusa comes to us from Concordia University, Irvine.
In January 2015, the community youth handbell choir was started. It is open to youth 8 years old or older. There are no prerequisites to join this group. If you are interested in joining this group, please use our contact page.