Deary Youth Bell Choir Concert

August 25, 2021 | Church | Cathy Law

Idaho's Kamiah Seventh-day Adventist Church hosted the Deary Youth Bell Choir in concert on Saturday, April 10. More than 100 were in attendance at the service, and more than 90 guests and members were served at the vegetarian lunch following the service.

The service included choir members introducing each selection with a short history of the composition or a fitting testimony. Piano, cello, violin and clarinet instrumentation were featured during the service as well.

One attendee, on hearing the bright harmonies of ringing bells, said, "It sounds like heaven!"

Dreary Youth Bell Choir was organized a year ago by Tom Hunt. His two sons and five other young people from Idaho's Deary Church became the first members. Adults (young at heart) also joined to occupy positions behind the four-octaves of Malmark handbells and three octave chime set.

“We began a 90-minute once-a-week practice sessions in our home in Kendrick [last August],” Hunt said. “Our purpose is to provide a venue for these very talented and gifted young people to share their love of music and their love for the Lord to any group or establishment who would like to listen to them perform.”