michaelhelmanMichael Helman - Clinician at 2015 Festival

Michael Helman is currently Director of Music/Organist at Faith Presbyterian Church in Cape Coral, Florida where he directs the adult vocal choirs, a graded handbell program from children through adults, and coordinates the church’s Concert Series. Prior to moving to Florida in 2006, Michael was Director of Music and Organist for fifteen years at St. Paul’s United Methodist in Wilmington, Delaware. Michael did his undergraduate work in organ performance at Lebanon Valley College and did graduate work in Music History and Literature at West Chester University. He is an active composer of handbell, organ, and choral music with well over a hundred pieces in print. Beginning in 2012, Michael is the Handbell Editor for The Lorenz Corporation.

 

Participating Choirs:

Asbury United Methodist Church- Nancy Beard
Baptist Church of the Covenant- Dan Lawhon
Christ Church United Methodist Church- Bill Tiemann
First United Methodist Church, Hueytown- LaWayne Fleming
Grace Christian Church (DOC)- Phyllis Kirk
Helena United Methodist Church- Deb Cotney
Huffman United Methodist Church- Mary Alice Hart
Mountain Chapel United Methodist Church- Sybil Watson
Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church- Alan Brooks
Riverchase United Methodist Church- Gilda Wilkerson
Saint Mark United Methodist Church- Susan Lee
Shades Valley Presbyterian Church- Kyle Henderson
Trussville First United Methodist Church- Kelley Clegg Neal
Vestavia Hills Baptist Church- Marlene Taylor

Music List:

Crown Him With Many Crowns
Helman
3-5 oct
2+
Concordia Publishing  97-7383

Meditation on Beautiful Savior
Moblebust
2-5 oct.
3
Choristers Guild CGB175

Bethlehem
Helman
3-5 oct
2+
Lorenz  201666L

Les Miserables Medley
McChesney
3-5 oct
3+
MJHS9258</p>

Staff of Faith
Tucker
3-6 oct.
3
MNEHB138

You Raise Me Up
Raney
3-5 oct.
2+
With optional 3-5 oct handchimes
and Cello (or Digital Strings)
2592 Agape

 

Handbell Festival 2015 - Pleasant Hill UMC

 

Photography by Skip Pennington

You can view and download more images from his website at:
http://www.skipdidit.com/p754176421