The Jubilation Ringers

The Jubilation Ringers are one of three handbell choirs from Asbury United Methodist Church in Allentown, Pennsylvania. We are comprised of fifteen members who have a surprisingly broad spectrum of educational and vocational backgrounds. United by commitment to our faith, our music, and each other, we spread good will through the unique art of English handbell ringing. 

The Jubilation Ringers make music on one of the world’s largest church-owned collection of bells and related instruments: seven full octaves of English handbells, two octaves of Silver Melody Bells, three octaves of Dutch handbells, and six octaves of handchimes. That is 220 instruments in all! Our largest bell is more than fifteen inches in diameter and weighs nearly eighteen pounds. The smallest bell is less than two inches in diameter and weighs only a few ounces. 

In addition to worship services and annual Christmas concerts at Asbury, the Jubilation Ringers have offered music at other church services, handbell festivals, weddings, and formal concert engagements both in the Lehigh Valley and out of state.  Our concerts around the tri-state area have delighted listeners, and our recordings are well received by the nation's handbell community. 

Frank Arbushites

Frank Arbushites, in addition to directing the Jubilation Ringers, is the Associate Organist at Asbury.  He is also the director of two handbell choirs at Wesley United Methodist Church in Bethlehem, and occasionally plays piano and organ for church services at Wesley.  As an active church musician for more than 35 years, he has served congregations in Mt. Pocono and several churches in the Schuylkill county area.   He and his wife Wendy live in Bethlehem.  

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