Shirley Lindberg


  • Creative Use of Keyboard with Handbells in Worship
    808 Howell St
    July 7 @ 11:00 am
    When presented with the opportunity to use handbells within a worship service, organists can often be left wondering how to best utilize the instrument, and can sometimes be dismissive of their potential. Handbells and their counterparts, such as choir chimes and Silver Melody Bells, can add a  creative pop of color and can be incorporated into any part of a liturgical service. In this workshop, you will be given examples of techniques that can be combined with traditional hymns, such as obligatos, professionals, and the singing bell. Additionally, we will present ways in which children’s bell choirs can be incorporated, which can add to congregational enjoyment.   Instructors include director Shirley Lindberg, and members of Bells of the Sound, a Bronze-level auditioned community ensemble based in Seattle, WA. In addition to performing throughout the Puget  Sound area and beyond, they strive to educate audiences of all musical abilities to the versatility of the instrument.

Shirley Lindberg

Shirley Lindberg is an accomplished musician and director of handbell choirs. She performs both as a piano soloist and as an accompanist. Over the years, she’s had the opportunity to be the featured soloist performing a piano concerto with an orchestra in Boise, has performed at the Kennedy Center, and has toured internationally accompanying the Boeing Employees Choir. She has been directing handbell choirs at Tibbetts United Methodist Church in Seattle, Washington for more than 25 years. Shirley also directs Bells of the Sound, an auditioned community handbell choir in Seattle. Shirley’s focus is on helping others learn to make wonderful music and enjoying the team spirit of handbell ringing.