New England Ringers Spring Tour, Nocturnal Journey, has concluded. It was filled with beautiful music including the haunting Moon Over Ruined Castle, arranged by Kazuko Okamoto and based on a traditional Japanese tune honoring the cherry blossoms; original composition Nocturnal Fantasy by Emily Li, based on the Chinese poem “Night Thoughts,” written in the Tang Dynasty by Li Bai; and the ever popular When You Wish Upon A Star by Ned Washington and Leigh Harline. The full repertoire can be seen here.
Looking for a fun new challenge for the next holiday season? The New England Ringers will be having an open rehearsal Monday, July 21st, for anyone who wishes to audition to ring with this outstanding group. Whether you are primarily treble, battery, bass, or buckets, we would love to see you there. While we strive to perform at the highest caliber of professionalism, an open rehearsal is a time when anyone who is passionate about ringing can relax and play through some pieces with current members and other auditioners, as well as have some one-on-one time with our director, Ed Henderson.
We hope you can make it! Join us on July 21st at Trinity Lutheran Church, 73 Lancaster St. in Worcester, MA. If you are interested but are unable to make this particular date, please email us at email@example.com, and we will work with you to the best of our ability.
“The New England Ringers brought both a festive and reflective program to the greater Greenwich community to begin the holiday season. Their skill and artistry, combined with a passion for the art of handbell playing, made for an evening that our folks will not soon forget.”
Dr. Craig Scott Symons, Director of Music, First Congregational Church of Greenwich, Old Greenwich, Connecticut
We have several new ringers this year!
See our Director and Ringers section for an introduction to our Director and all ringers, new and veteran.