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Curious to hear the Alton Handbell Ringers I went along to their concert on Saturday night in support of
Cheadle Animal Welfare. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening, with music played in a variety of styles, using chimes and drums and three octaves of handbells. It would be good to incorporate some of the techniques which they used in our own arrangements. I particularly enjoyed their Processional Celebration and the combining of Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring with Blessed Assurance. They played English Whitechapel bells which they had gathered from various sets. It is very interesting to see the way in which handbell groups develop their own particular styles. Alton Ringers are off to York this coming weekend to size up the competition ( my choice of words!) at the National Rally, so here’s hoping that they have an inspiring time. Perhaps it’s something Nelson Handbell Ringers could think of doing in future.
Well we had a lovely evening at Wilne. We performed a varied programme of music, including ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’, Pachelbel’s Canon, ‘We’ll Gather Lilacs in the Spring’ and ‘Pomp and Circumstance’ by Elgar. The audience and players certainly enjoyed … Continue reading
We are honoured to have been invited by the Friends of St. Chad’s to ring the bells at their concert on Saturday October 8th. We have been practising hard and hope that they will enjoy our ‘something for everyone’ programme. … Continue reading
Had hoped to have a photograph of the ringers in action at Broadway Baptist Church’s New Outlook meeting this afternoon, but was so busy ringing that I forgot to snap. However, all went well with our little entertainment and our … Continue reading
After practising a little for our afternoon’s entertainment at Broadway Baptist Church, on June 1st, we set ourselves to have another go at the aforementioned Canon (OK,there are people on utube who can do it better, but we had a … Continue reading