Greetings from my vacation window looking out over the lake in the hills of New Hampshire!  It must still be summer, because the season can’t be over until Back Bay Ringers host the annual Summer Ring!  Join us on Monday, August 17 at 6:30 pm at First Church Boston for an evening of ringing, conversation and fun.  Air conditioning and snacks will be provided! Griff Gall, our Artistic Director, has the music ready and waiting.  Simply fill out the electronic sign up on our website and bring $5 toward the cost of shipping the music.  We will see you there!

Two weeks later we launch our fall season with auditions. This year’s auditions will be held Monday, August 31 at 6:30 pm at First Church Boston.  Please take a look at the audition page on our website if you are curious about the audition process for the ensemble.

The primary focus to BBR continues to be education in the artistry of handbells.  We plan to expand our ringing and learning opportunities with the refurbishment of our 3 octave set of White Chapel handbells.  We’ve currently achieved half of our goal toward this project. If you’d like to donate, please be in touch with me at

Griff has been working hard on our Christmas repertoire.  You can look forward to more information on that in our next newsletter.  In the meantime, check our winter concert schedule on the website to save the dates in your calendar!

Donna Matson
Executive Director
Back Bay Ringers

Ringing at Carnegie Hall

This past June members of Back Bay Ringers joined with 400 bell enthusiasts at Carnegie Hall to accompany the premier of a wonderful piece of music by composer Julian Revie, Celestial Liturgy. It was a brilliant composition and a most memorable event!