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 through our concert appearances listed below, or by visiting our website at www.backbayringers.org. You can also purchase tickets while there!

We are also announcing a special campaign to raise funds for the refurbishment of our three-octave set of Whitechapel handbells. Help us to get these wonderful instruments in working order so we can fulfill our educational mission. We plan to begin our training choir, bringing handbells to schools, nursing homes, and the greater community. You’ll be receiving lots of information from us through our upcoming Indiegogo online campaign. We can’t do it without you!

I hope this holiday season brings good cheer to you and yours. We look forward to seeing you at our concerts!

Holiday tidings,

Donna Matson

This season BBR will be playing holiday quartets all over the Boston area. Go to our website to learn how to hire BBR.

Did you know…

you can help BBR when you shop with Amazon.com? Go to www.AmazonSmile.com, log on, and identify Back Bay Ringers as your charity of choice. Shop as usual, and BBR will receive a percentage of your purchase!

Meet Our Whitechapel Bells

In addition to our five octave set of Malmark Handbells, BBR is lucky to own a three octave set of Whitechapel Handbells. The history of these bells begins in Whitechapel, London, the birthplace of bell ringing. BBR uses the mellow tone of the Whitechapels to highlight certain musical lines.

2015 Holiday Concerts

Songs of Good Cheer

This year’s holiday concert features lively arrangements of traditional holiday favorites including “I Saw Three Ships” and “Ukrainian Bell Carol.” Plan for plenty of sleigh bells and warm winter wishes!

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit our events page.

Saturday, December 5, 7:30 pm
Maple Street Church
90 Maple Street
Danvers, MA

Sunday, December 6, 2:00 pm
First Parish in Bedford
75 Great Road
Bedford, MA

Saturday, December 12, 7:30 pm
First Parish in Waltham
50 Church Street
Waltham, MA

Saturday, December 18, 7:30 pm
First Church in Boston
66 Marlborough Street
Boston, MA