PTCUMC’s Sonrise Ringers performing at the Governor’s Mansion in December.
On Sunday afternoon, Dec. 16, our high school handbell choir, the Sonrise Ringers, were able to provide beautiful Christmas music for the annual Christmas tour of the Governors Mansion in Atlanta. Every year for approximately 2 weeks, the public is invited to tour the Governors Mansion which has been decorated for the holiday season. Months before, the call goes out across the state for school choral and instrumental groups to come provide music during these tour times. Our group responded and was selected to come.
Once you perform, you must wait 3 years before going back to give other groups an opportunity.
So on this rainy December afternoon our own Sonrise Ringers arrived at the Governors Mansion to provide music in the State Drawing Room as people filed past admiring all the decorations. They also stopped to express their appreciation for and admiration of the beautiful music provided by our bells and chimes. An hour and a half is a long time to play but our group was well rehearsed and up to the challenge. Mrs. Sandra Deal, wife of Governor Deal and our state’s First Lady, was most cordial and gracious as she welcomed us and even allowed us to have our pictures made with her.
Hats off to all our choir members for a job well done! High School Handbell Choir - Pictured Left to Right. Back Row: Emily Russell, Ben Naber, Jonathan Ciecka, Drew Naber, Andrew Russell. Front Row: Kathryn Flandermeyer, Ricky Macke, Natali Herrmann, Paige Olive, Nicole Young
It was quite a memorable day!