The Brasstown Ringers community handbell ensemble will kick off their holiday concert season, WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS, with a performance at 7:00 pm on Friday, December 2 at Robbinsville United Methodist Church in Robbinsville, NC. Additional concerts are scheduled as follows:
Saturday, Dec 3, 7:00 pm – Hope Lutheran Church, Ellijay, GA
Sunday, Dec 4, 5:00 pm – First United Methodist Church, Copperhill, TN
Saturday, Dec 10, 7:00 pm – First United Methodist Church, Franklin, NC
Sunday, Dec 11, 5:00 pm – Sharp Memorial United Methodist Church, Young Harris, GA
Ringing 5 octaves of Schulmerich bells and 6 octaves of Malmark chimes, these
advanced ringers from across GA, NC and TN come together for practice every
Thursday evening in Hayesville, NC.
In addition to these scheduled concerts, smaller groups of 12 bell ensembles, quartets and soloists will ring throughout December at various churches along with a performance at John C. Campbell Folk School on Tuesday, December 6. Members include:
(GA) Liza Lawrence, Terry Mayhew, Evie Miller, Tom and Jackie Volk, Glenda Wattenberger; (NC) Danny Ferreira, Steve Holcomb, Aimee Johnson, Theresa Ramsey, Jackie Reed, Anne Rice, Mark and Sharon Schickedantz, Kathy Tant, Linda Sterrett (director); and (TN) Lonney and Brett McDonald.
Brasstown Ringers meet year-round to prepare for spring and winter performances and attend multiple handbell retreats in the region to enhance their skills. The WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS concert series will showcase the beauty and depth of handbell music and spotlight various ringing techniques. The program’s variety of pieces featuring traditional carols and pop favorites is sure to bring holiday cheer! Although all concerts are FREE, monetary donations will be gladly accepted at the door. For details about upcoming handbell workshops or to schedule a performance, contact director Linda Sterrett after a concert or at firstname.lastname@example.org.