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

Summer Ring

Monday, August 11, 2014, 6:30 p.m – 8:30 p.m.
First Church Boston, Boston, MA

It’s officially summer and you haven’t touched a bell in weeks — so why not get a little fix of handbell ringing at BBR’s annual Summer Ring? It’s a great chance to try your hand at some new music (or maybe a new ringing position), and to meet some new musician friends as well.

We’ll provide the instruments, as well as beverages and snacks–all we ask that you bring is a pair of gloves, a sense of humor, and $5 to cover the cost of sheet music. We want to make sure we have enough bells for everyone, so please RSVP to BBR’s artistic director, Griff Gall, via e-mail at ggall@backbayringers.org if you plan to join us. Hope to see many of you there!

Auditions

Monday, August 18, 2014, 6:30 p.m – 8:30 p.m.
First Church Boston, Boston, MA

BBR has several openings for new musicians for our 2014-15 season, and if you’re an experienced handbell musician, we hope you’ll consider auditioning! Auditions will consist of some sight reading, rhythm exercises, and a brief conversation with BBR’s artistic director. You’ll also have a chance to see our full 2014-15 performance schedule and to meet returning BBR musicians. Please fill out the auditions form and you will be contacted by our Artistic Director, Griff Gall.

Comfort and Joy

BBR is thrilled to present our latest CD, Comfort and Joy. It’s been a project two years in the making, as we’ve selected our favorite holiday repertoire from the past few seasons and recorded them at WGBH’s fabulous Fraser Performance Studio. To listen to a preview, check out clips from the CD on our shopping page. To order online, add the CD to your cart to pay via PayPal. To pay by check or money order, download our order form. We hope that listening to Comfort and Joy becomes part of your holiday tradition this year and for years to come!

BBR Recordings

Comfort and Joy
Perpetual Motion
Merry and Bright