Handbell Choirs

Spring Ring XXV - Dances with Bells

The Chancel and Westminster Ringers present their annual spring concert, Spring Ring XXV - Dances with Bells.

What could be more exciting? Come see our 200+ bronze bells in magna-motion! featuring Sabre Dance, Hungarian Dance No. 5, plus All the Jazz, Jamaican Rumba, Dorian Dance, Siyahamba, Music Box Dance, Swing Low Jake, and St. Louis Blues.

Tickets are $8 in advance; $10 at the door. Child care is provided. Contact Pattie Barnes at 630.953.0146 or pattiebarnes@gmail.com.

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Hanging of the Handbell Greens 2016

A Christmas Handbell Concert
Saturday, November 19, 7:00 p.m.

Featuring the Chancel and Westminster Ringers

O Come, All Ye Faithful, Joyful and Triumphant . . .
The Snow Lay on the Ground
Jingle Bell Samba!!!
Cold December Flies Away
Bring a torch, Jeanette Isabella!
“Willie, bring your little drum, Robin bring your fife and come!”

And for everyone else… come along and join us for an evening of sparkling handbell music as we anticipate the delight of Christmas.

Tickets are only $8 each in advance; $10 at the door.
Child care is provided.

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 7:00pm

Spring Ring XXIV - When You Ring Upon a Star

The Chancel and Westminster Ringers present Spring Ring XXIV -  When You Ring Upon a Star: A Disney Showcase.

Come prepared for dreams of Disney featuring Under the Sea, Colors of the Wind, Kiss the Girl, Go the Distance, Hakuna Matata, Let it Go, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars and more!

The concert will also feature the world premiere of our handbell and trumpet collaboration, Ever Braver, Ever Stronger, An American Elegy featuring Grant Cramer, trumpeter.

Tickets are $8 in advance; $10 at the door. Child care is provided. Contact Pattie Barnes at 630.953.0146 or pattiebarnes@gmail.com.

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 7:00pm

Christmas Handbell Concert - The Hanging of the Handbell Greens 2015

Come join us for an evening of sparkling, dancing handbells as we prepare our hearts for Christmas, launching the 2015 Celebration of Christ’s birth.

O Come, All Ye Faithful, Joyful and Triumphant . . .
Once in Royal David's City
Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
In Dulci Jubilo
Go Tell It on the Mountain

Featuring the Chancel and Westminster Ringers; Chris Dortwegt, flute; Ray Ostwald, viola; with Pattie Barnes, director.

Tickets are only $8 each in advance, and may be purchased in the church office, or $10 at the door. Child care is provided. For more information, contact Pattie Barnes at pattiebarnes@gmail.com.

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 7:00pm

2015 Spring Ring Handbell Concert DVDs and CDs Now Available

Revisit the bronze adventure of Handbell Expedition 2015, an exciting evening to remember!  $12 per DVD or CD.

Contact Pattie Barnes  at 630.953.0146 or pattiebarnes@gmail.com.

The Hanging of the Handbell Greens 2014 DVD

Bell Choir 2014Savor the sights and sounds of our Christmas festivities:

The Hanging of the Handbell Greens
Featuring sparkling, dancing handbells
preparing our hearts for Christmas

To order your DVD for only $12,
please contact Pattie Barnes at 630.953.0146
or bellhog@juno.com.

A Christmas Handbell Concert - The Hanging of the Handbell Greens 2014

Come join us for an evening of sparkling, dancing handbells as we prepare our hearts for Christmas on Saturday, November 22, 7:00 p.m.

This concert will be presented by the ringers of Downers Grove First United Methodist Church, Pattie Barnes, director, with special guests Chris Dortwegt, flute and Amy Vogt, oboe.

Tickets are only $8 each in advance; $10 at the door. Child care is provided.

For tickets or more information, please contact Pattie Barnes.

Date: 
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 7:00pm

Christmas Handbell Celebration - The Hanging of the Greens 2013

Please join us on Saturday, November 23 at 7:00 p.m. for the annual Christmas Handbell Celebration. You will be captivated by colorful handbell sounds and an imaginative script to honor and explain the many festive ways we “Hang Greens” for the season. Following the concert, a reception will be held in the Parlor. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door.  Child care will be provided.

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 7:00pm

'Voyage of the Imagination' Handbell Concert

Our 21st Spring Ring!
7:00 in the evening, Saturday May 18, 2013

The Ringers lead us through repertoire from All Things Bright and Beautiful, to King of Kings, Little Fugue in G Minor, For Unto Us a Child is Born, to Washington Post, to the Pirates of the Caribbean. You will hear a ‘bounty’ of jaunty and scintillating handbell music, but this is no mutiny . . .it is as fine an example of teamwork as you’ll ever want to see, cruising thru beautiful and whimsical musical adventures.

Tickets are $8 in advance; $10 at the door. Child care is provided.
Be sure to buy early. Please call the church 630.968.7120, or Pattie Barnes 630.953.0146 or e-mail bellhog@juno.com

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 7:00pm

Hanging of the Greens 2012

O Come, All Ye Faithful, Joyful and Triumphant...
Let's Go Tell It on the Mountain!

Come join us for an evening of captivating handbell artistry as we launch the 2012 Celebration of Christ's birth.

The festive concert includes a regal processional of double handbell choirs and splendid settings of favorite carols, including the mysterious Watchman, Tell Us of the Night, the elegant In the Bleak Midwinter, a sparkling Catalonian Carol, a jaunty Caribbean Christmas, Trepak from the Nutcracker, and even Christmas Toys on Parade to tickle your funny bone. The audience will join in song for our majestic rendition of O Come All Ye Faithful.

An accompanying narrative will set the scene for our celebration as we play this overture to your season and offer "The Hanging of the Greens."

Tickets are $7 in advance; $9 at the door.
Childcare is provided.
Please call the church office at 630.968.7120 or Pattie Barnes at 630.953.0146 or email bellhog@juno.com

Location: 
FUMC - Sanctuary
Date: 
Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 7:00pm

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