Joybells of Melmark Sunday, Sept. 25 at 4:00 PM

Please mark your calendars for the “Joybells”, coming to Ridley Park Presbyterian Church, Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 4 PM.
 
This is a remarkable ensemble of "adults with intellectual disabilities" as stated in their information below from their website. See some of the notable places they have performed including the Kimmel Center and the White House !!!  After their performance with the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra at the Kimmel Center, The Philadelphia Inquirer review was filled with glowing comments from many of the Orchestra members and the audience - not only about their ability as performers, but the very special emotional experience that touched everyone in attendance.

The concert will begin at 4 PM with the covered dish dinner immediately after. The Church is supplying the main course, rolls, and drinks. Members are asked to please sign up on the bulletin board outside the kitchen so we know how much food to provide and how many tables to set up. If you are not a member, we invite you to enjoy the concert. And you are invited to join us afterward at the dinner for fellowship and friendship. But, please call us to let us know you will be staying after the concert. If you have any questions, please contact the church office at 610-532-9400, call Elder Sue Endriss at 610-521-3809

The Joybells 
Since 1970, The Joybells, Melmark's handbell choir have performed regularly at churches, schools, colleges and corporate and community events. 

The Joybells have been honored to perform: 
    * At three White House events 
    * At a gubernatorial inauguration in Pennsylvania 
    * The national anthem at a Phillies Game (2013 and 2016) 
    * Alongside The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia at The Kimmel Center (2014) 
    * On The TODAY Show (2014) 
    * At The World Meeting of Families during Pope Francis's visit (2015) 

Led by two professional musical directors, adult choir members with intellectual disabilities use a variety of handbells, chimes and percussion instruments for their selections of sacred, classical, popular and patriotic music. Music that Matters : The Joybells of Melmark with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia