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

Spring concerts – Giving Back

Our next solo concerts will be June 5 and 6, 2020. Proceeds from ticket sales and donations will be given to Zumix. You can find more information and purchase tickets on our Events page.

Please join us for the 14th Annual Boston Handbell Festival on May 19, 2020.

Giving Back – Past Years

Because of your ticket purchases and donations at our Spring 2019 concerts, we contributed over $2,500 to Stop Handgun Violence, a non-profit organization based in Beverly.

Thank you to everyone who supported the Boston Living Center at our 2018 spring concerts. We are so proud have presenting a check for $2,200 to the organization! We could not have had such a successful donation without the support of our amazing audiences.

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

The following CDs are available online. Visit our YouTube channel for video recordings.

Comfort and Joy
Perpetual Motion
Merry and Bright