The Youth and Adult Handbell Choir is open to anyone in seventh grade and beyond. The choir is a group of youth and adults and that includes ringers of all skill levels. Patricia Kopko, a former member of the Back Bay Ringers and life-long lover and teacher of handbells, directs this choir.
The handbell choir rehearses and performs in the Sanctuary. Weekly rehearsals are Mondays from 7:30-8:45pm in the Sanctuary. Performances are typically Sundays at 11:00am.
Interested ringers are encouraged to email Patricia. Prior handbell experience is not required, but a familiarity with reading music is helpful.
Patricia Kopko is a Boston-based soprano and handbell musician. Currently, she is the director of the handbell choir at United Parish in Brookline. She is a former member of the Back Bay Ringers and played with the ensemble across Massachusetts, at the Handbell Musicians of America National Seminar, and at Symphony Hall as a guest of the Boston Pops. While attending Smith College, she was a member of the Smith College handbell choir and arranged music for the group. Patricia completed her master’s degree in vocal performance at the Longy School of Music. She holds a bachelor’s degree in both music and chemistry from Smith College.