Join the Back Bay Ringers as they celebrate their 15th anniversary as Boston’s premiere handbell ensemble.
The Art of Ringing will include a mixture of original compositions for handbells, stirring hymn tunes, and joyful melodies. The goal of the Back Bay Ringers ensemble is to promote excellence in handbell artistry through performance, education and community, and in recent years BBR has dedicated the proceeds of their spring seasons to local organizations whose missions align in some way.
This spring, the Back Bay Ringers will donate all concert proceeds to “Stop Handgun Violence,” a local charity taking on important work in our communities. They will partner with Brian Clements, editor of the anti-gun violence anthology Bullets Into Bells, to weave poetry and reflection in between music both meditative and celebratory.
“With shootings like Sandy Hook, Parkland and, most recently, Highland Ranch, the we knew we wanted to get involved on the issue” said Griff Gall, the Artistic Director of Back Bay Ringers. “We are excited to be donating our spring series proceeds to Stop Handgun Violence, a group that is working to end all local gun violence including the less publicized homicides and suicides in our neighborhoods. This partnership also gives us the opportunity to showcase original music written in direct response to incidents of gun violence”
“We are proud to partner with the Back Bay Ringers to help us share our message and bring awareness about this issue to new audiences,” said Zoe Grover, Executive Director of Stop Handgun Violence. “Every day a hundred individuals are killed by guns in America. We applaud the Back Bay Ringers for prioritizing this important cause in their advocacy.”
2019 Back Bay Ringers Concert Season
•Saturday June 8, 7:30pm: Harvard Epworth United Methodist Church Cambridge.
•Sunday June 9, 4:00pm: Wellesley Hills Congregational Church, Wellesley.
•Friday June 14th, 7:30pm: First Church in Boston, Back Bay.