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

BBR Summer Events

Join BBR for Summer Ring

Monday August 7, 2017 at 6:30pm at First Church in Boston is our annual fun Summer Ring — a chance to read through music, enjoy snack (of course) and just enjoy a few hours of bell ringing. $5 donation covers the cost of using the music for the night. To RSVP or send questions, email our Executive Director, Donna Matson.

Auditions for 2017-18

BBR’s next auditions will be held August 21, 2017 at 6:30pm at First Church in Boston. Click here to RSVP, or ask any questions of our Artistic Director, Griff Gall.

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.

2017 Holiday Concert Dates

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!


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


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