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


Back Bay Ringers Summer Events

Summer Ring

Monday, August 15, 6:30 pm
First Church Boston, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA

Back Bay Ringers invites you to join us for a fun evening of repertoire reading! Music will span a variety of difficulty levels and genres, and a strong emphasis will be placed on simply enjoying a casual evening of ringing and more than likely encountering a piece or two you’ve never heard before. All levels of ringing experience are welcome;  all we ask is $5 to defray the cost of music shipping.  Click here to sign up.


Monday, August 22, 6:30 pm
First Church Boston, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA

Interested in auditioning for BBR?  Prospective members must have previous handbell experience. The evening consists of sight reading, rhythmic exercises, and an oral interview with the artistic director. The AD will evaluate the ringers’ ability to execute common techniques found in advanced handbell literature, demonstrate healthful ringing practices while ringing musically within the ensemble, and work respectfully with other ringers. Prospective ringers should complete online audition form to express their interest.


Announcing Back Bay Ringers 2016 Holiday Concert Dates

Saturday, December 3, 7:30 pm
United Church of Christ, Medfield, MA

Sunday, December 4, 2:00 pm
Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham, MA

Saturday, December 10, 1:30 pm
West Parish Church, West Barnstable, MA

Saturday, December 10, 7:30 pm
First Parish Church, Scituate, MA

Sunday, December 11, 3:00 pm
Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA

Friday, December 16, 7:30 pm
First Church, Boston, MA

Back Bay Ringers to Perform at the 2016 National Handbell Seminar

The ensemble has been invited to perform a solo concert at Handbell Musicians of America National Seminar in Rochester, NY. Our concert is open to the public, and will be held on Thursday, July 14th at 5:30 pm. It’s a great honor to be invited, and we are working diligently on an “Art of Handbell Ringing” program that will live up to the expectations of the conference! Learn more at this link.

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The Whitechapels are back!!!

Pictured here are our three octaves of Whitechapel handbells snug in their brand new cases for their journey to England. They are back, and wonderful!  Many thanks to all of the contributors to our successful capital campaign. We couldn’t have done it without you!

BBR Recordings

Comfort and Joy
Perpetual Motion
Merry and Bright