Happy Holidays from BBR!

A word from the Executive Director: We welcome you to Winter 2015, and to Back Bay Ringers’ concert, Songs of Good Cheer. It’s hard to believe that a new holiday season is upon us already. It seems like just yesterday we were shoveling out from under 8 feet of snow! Take a moment to look

August 2015 Newsletter

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

June 2015 Newsletter

Dear Friends of BBR: For those of you living in the greater Boston area, you know that Mother Nature has switched gears from a record-breaking winter into summer temps and sunny skies. This can mean only one thing—the Back Bay Ringers’ concert season is here.  We’ll be bringing our “Childhood Memories” to you in musical

April 2015 Newsletter

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

Looking Forward to Spring

Dear Friends of BBR: Greetings from snowy Boston. I'm writing to tell you about our exciting spring program, although as mother nature gifts us with another 1-2 feet of snow, it's getting hard to think about Spring!  As we refocus our mission on Education and the Art of Handbell Ringing, our theme this season will

December 2014 Newsletter

Dear Friends of BBR, I turned the calendar today with great anticipation -- not only for all those who get to start their Advent count-down calendars -- but even more for BBR's "Christmas Memories" concert season which starts this Friday in Boston, and will include trips to Danvers, Worcester, Framingham and Waltham.  We hope to

Back Bay Ringers Records With Nick and Noah

In October 2014, Back Bay Ringers had the opportunity to record a song with Nick and Noah for their upcoming "Winter" EP.  A BBR small ensemble comprised of five members set up 3 octaves of bells in the recording studio, where a piano, bass guitar, and drum set were ready and waiting.  We were soon joined

October 2014 Newsletter

Greetings of the season, although as I look around at the stores I’m not sure whether to say Happy Halloween, Happy Thanksgiving, or Happy Holidays!!!! All three seem to have converged on the store shelves! But I can assure you that the Back Bay Ringers’ upcoming winter concert season will put you in the Christmas

August 2014 Newsletter

Dear Friends of BBR, Welcome to our second decade! Our celebratory year of 2013-14 brought us our third CD release, our 10th Anniversary celebratory concert, a recording aired on CBS' "48 Hours" and of course our annual donation of handchimes to a local Boston elementary school through the generosity of the attendees of the Boston

May 2014 Newsletter

Dear Friends of BBR, One week from tonight is the Boston Handbell Festival, our annual freecelebration of community music-making, featuring lively performances by the area's leading handbell ensembles playing separately and en masse (this year under the baton of the Raleigh Ringers' Dave Harris). The BHF is always full of exhilarating performances and a few

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