Bells of Peace includes, from left, director Marge Shasberger, Kathy Pierce, Becky DeCourten, Shari Coats, Barbara Jarvis, Sally Smith, Myrna Heppe and Margaret Fisher. The handbell choir will perform during a free mini-concert at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at Peace Lutheran Church. Photo: Trina Kleist

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. December 21, 2016 – Free mini-concerts offer relief from the rush.

Bells of Peace handbell choir will perform music of the season in a free concert at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, in Grass Valley.

The Rev. Eileen Smith Le Van, of Peace Lutheran Church, is an accomplished handbell ringer. She will offer a solo and play in a duet with choir director Marge Shasberger.

Also playing during the concert is nationally acclaimed organist Walt Strony on Peace’s magnificent Allen organ.

Their beautiful music will connect you with the true spirit of Christmas and offer an antidote to the rush-rush of commercial holidays.

After the concert, a short service will follow the lyrical format of Holden Evening Prayer. Music includes a modern interpretation of “The Magnificat,” sung by participants.

For more information, visit or call (530) 273-9631.