St. Mark Ringers present ‘Ring Joy to the World’ Dec. 2

St. Mark Ringers Handbell Choir at St. Mark Lutheran Church. (Photo provided)

Staff Report

The St. Mark Ringers, a handbell ensemble directed by Margaret Dean, will present “Ring Joy to the World,” a Christmas concert featuring traditional carols and lively holiday favorites.

Featured guest soloists include Dennis Johnson, tenor, and Pastor Mark Hagen, baritone. Special guest instrumentalists include Pastor Scott Stolberg, guitar, and Carrie Cappa, flute.

The concert opens the Christmas season at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2, at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 675 N. Mulford Road, Rockford. Home-baked Christmas cookies will be served at a reception following the concert.

The concert is free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be accepted. For more information, call (815) 398-3557 or visit

From the Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2012, issue

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