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The Puerto Rico Handbell Choir, Inc., (PRHC) is a nonlucrative organization that is part of the Puerto Rican Institute of Culture. Since 1981, year in which Diana Alvarez found the PRHC, it has represented Puerto Rico through music. In the island, the Choir has performed in activities at the Fortaleza, the Capitol, through Teleonce, Univisión, the Luis A. Ferré Fine Arts Center, the Tapia Theater, the Raúl Juliá Theater, the Puerto Rican Institute of Culture, the Ateneo, the Music Conservatory, many Municipal theaters, Shopping Centers, and churches throughout Puerto Rico. In other ocassions, the Choir has joined with famous artists and organizations, such as Chucho Avellanet, Danny Rivera, and the Symphonic Choir of Puerto Rico, to combine the crystal sound of handbells with voice and other instruments. It has performed also in different states of the United States: Florida (1984, 1988), Arizona (1987, 1990, 1997, 1998), Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, California, New Mexico, Virginia, and Walt Disney World, at Orlando, FL. Now, the choir is on its way to play along with Gilberto Santa Rosa, known as "el caballero de la salsa". Since its foundation , the PRHC has encouraged the art of playing handbells as a musical instrument through concerts, presentations, classes, and workships. The Choir will keep motivating Puerto Rican youth to be part of their own Puerto Rican music.