—April 26 handbell concert will feature songs that generate calmness in the listener’s soul—

Princeton, NJ, April 10, 2014–Princeton Theological Seminary will present a spring handbell concert “Songs of Peace” for the Seminary and Princeton communities on Saturday, April 26 at 3:00 p.m. in Miller Chapel. The concert, under the direction of Rachel Barker, will feature Princeton Seminary and Princeton University students, spouses, staff, alumni/ae, and friends. It is free and open to the public.  

Brothers Robert and William Cor of Aldbourne, Wiltshire, England, developed the first tuned handbells between 1696 and 1724. Originally used by change ringers (who rang a set of tuned bells in a series of mathematical patterns called “changes”) to rehearse outside their towers, the handbell sets had the same number of bells as did the towers (usually six to twelve handbells tuned to a diatonic scale).  

For more information, contact the Chapel Office at 609.497.7890.     

Princeton Theological Seminary, founded in 1812, is the first seminary established by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. Its mission is to educate leaders for the church of Jesus Christ worldwide, and its more than 500 students and 11,000 graduates from all fifty states and many nations around the world serve Christ in churches, school and universities, healthcare institutions, nonprofit agencies, initiatives for social justice, mission agencies, and the emerging ministries of the church in the twenty-first century.