Upcoming Concerts: "From Sea to Skye"

Bells of the Cascades, Spring 2023 concerts, "From Sea to Skye"

Bells of the Cascades is excited to offer FOUR concert dates for Spring, 2023! Featuring a wide range of music including sea shanties, music from the critically acclaimed Studio Ghibli, folk songs, dances, and more, this concert will have something for everyone to love.

Get the details from the links below and mark your calendar for a location near you!

We thank the Oregon Arts Commission for their generous funding support this year!

Concert Program

Download the concert program.

  • A Town with an Ocean View - Joe Hisaishi, arr. Matthew Compton
  • Roundelay - Judy Phillips
  • Nocturne in A Minor - Karen Buckwalter
  • Frolic Flight of the Hummingbird - Kurt Meyer
  • Landscapes - Brenda E. Austin
  • Voyages - Matthew Compton
    Garrett Bond and Ben Porter Froeschle, Vocals
  • Caelitus Mihi Vires - Christian Humcke
  • The Skye Boat Song - Traditional Scottish Folk Song, arr. Matthew Compton
    Naomi Porter Froeschle and Garrett Bond, Vocals
  • Jovano, Jovanke - Macedonian Folk Song, arr. Michael W. Joy
  • Fisherman’s Horizon - Nobuo Uematsu, arr. Alex Guebert
  • Nexus - Matthew Compton

Get involved in Bells of the Cascades!

Bells of the Cascades

Passionate about innovative, advanced handbell ringing in the Portland area? We want your help!


Calling all Bronze-level ringers! What do you do on Tuesday evenings? We are always looking for experienced and versatile ringers who would consider joining Bells of the Cascades.

Interested? Fill out our audition application form. If you have any questions, you can write to membership@bellsofthecascades.org.

Join the board of directors

We’re always looking for new folks to help guide our 501(c)(3) nonprofit, whether you’re a director of a church or community ensemble, a ringer yourself, or simply a supporter of the musical arts.

While fundraising and budgeting is a big part of the board’s role, we’re also looking for people with experience in event organizing, communications, grantwriting, and strategic planning. No prior board experience necessary. Members of our board are not paid in money but in camaraderie, love for one another, and satisfaction in advancing the art of handbell music.

Interested? Send an email to president@bellsofthecascades.org and we’ll be in touch!

Volunteer as a substitute ringer

As we know you understand, a handbell ensemble is one instrument played by several people, and when one person has to miss a rehearsal the instrument simply isn’t complete!

We’re looking for ringers who have some experience playing intermediate or advanced-level handbell music and are willing to be on call (with advance notice) to step in when we need a substitute ringer for Tuesday evening rehearsals. This is also a great way to get to know the ensemble if you’d like to explore the possibility of auditioning in the future.

If you’d like to volunteer, please email director@bellsofthecascades.org and we’ll put you on the list!


Voyages: In Search of Peace

Bells of the Cascades was invited to perform at the 2021 national convention of the Handbell Musicians of America in Phoenix, Arizona, along with Cathedral Bells of Orange, California.

The video of our performance at this event is not currently available due to copyright reasons, but the responses from those who attended were extremely gratifying! We were thrilled at how moved the audience was by the music we made with Cathedral Bells. Here are some examples of what people wrote to us.

The following night we presented the same concert in California. Here is the video of that performance.