Handbells in Door County

Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church is pleased to present the Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble (MHE) in an evening concert on June 22 at 7 pm. In the past 15 years, the MHE has gained wide popularity in the community. MHE is an auditioned community handbell ensemble under the direction of Dr. John A. Behnke with 16 ringers who play 73 handbells and 73 hand chimes. Within these 15 years, MHE has become known for amazing memorized performances, for premiering new arrangements of popular music, as well as being the recording choir for AGEHR Publishing.

In May of 2013, the Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble became a nonprofit organization. Their mission is “to further the art of handbell ringing by educating, inspiring and informing others on the art form.”

The concert is free, but a freewill offering will be accepted to support the ongoing work of the MHE.

Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church is located at 11836 Hwy 42 in Ellison Bay. For more information call 920.854.2988 or visit

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