Promoting excellence in handbell artistry through performance, education, and community.

2017 Holiday Concert Dates

BBR 2017 holiday concert dates are set, and tickets for several of the concerts are already available for sale! Check the events page for a complete schedule, maps to locations, links to online ticket purchase points, and a short introduction to the repertoire for this season’s program.

Summer Ring With BBR


Monday August 7, was BBR’s annual summer ring. Ringers from around greater Boston joined us for an evening of repertoire reading, fellowship, and fun.

Spring Performance Highlights

Back Bay Ringers would like to thank its supporters for the success of our Spring 2017 “Season of Giving Back”. With your help, and the help of Coro Allegro, the Masschusetts Cultural Council, and the Boston Cultural Council, we were able to donate ticket proceeds and audience donations to both LGBT Asylum Task Force and a new handbell program in Melrose MA.

Past News

BBR Played the Boston Pops

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The Back Bay Ringers were selected as a guest artist to play with the Boston Pops at their Holiday Gala on December 7, 2016! This was a wonderful experience!

BBR on NECN

NECN's Jackie Bruno with BBR's Greg Urban
BBR was featured Thursday, November 24, 2016 during the 9pm NECN broadcast. See the video clip for highlights from BBR’s holiday concert, “An English Christmas” and an interview with Artistic Director Griff Gall. NECN’s Jackie Bruno even got a handbell lesson from BBR musician Greg Urban.

Back Bay Ringers Perform at the 2016 National Handbell Seminar

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The ensemble performed a solo concert at Handbell Musicians of America National Seminar in Rochester, NY in July. It was a great honor to be invited, and we were delighted to present our “Art of Handbell Ringing” program for the wonderful musicians gathered there!

 

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BBR Recordings

Comfort and Joy
Perpetual Motion
Merry and Bright