Dear Friends of BBR:

It’s official – spring must have arrived in Boston because I saw a forsythia blooming – finally!  But an even more sure sign of spring is the announcement of Back Bay Ringers’ spring concert season.  With childhood at the center of our programming this year, we have some wonderful and varied opportunities for you!

We kick off at the Cambridge Science Festival on Saturday, April 25th at 2 and 3:30 pm to present “The Science of Handbells”—a great opportunity for adults and children alike to connect the art and science of this fascinating instrument.  We are appreciative of a generous grant from Cambridge Arts Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council to make this event possible.  Click here for more information.

On Tuesday, May 19th we host the 9th annual Boston Handbell Festival, bringing five community choirs under the direction of our guest conductor, Ed Henderson of the New England Ringers.  Thanks to the generous donations of those attending last year’s festival, we will once again be presenting a set of Choirchimes to a Boston-area school for use in their music program.

You’ll be nostalgic for your youth during our spring “Childhood Memories” concerts.  Join us on Sunday, June 6th at 2 pm at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Hanover, MA, and on Friday, June 19th at 7:30 pm at the First Congregational Church in Melrose, where all proceeds will go toward Bread of Life.  Click here for tickets.

Our season ends on Saturday, June 20th at the Boston Hubbub festival, a new festival for children, where we will perform from 3:30-4 pm on Copley Square – stop by and say hello!

We are looking forward to sharing our childhood memories – and yours – throughout the spring!

Donna Matson
Executive Director