"Encore! Encore!"

"Encore!" Bells of the Cascades and Cathedral Bells in Concert

This June, join Bells of the Cascades for “Encore!” as we collaborate once again with Cathedral Bells of St. John’s Lutheran Church directed by Alex Guebert. BOC performed with this Orange, CA based ensemble in 2021 as the closing concert in Handbell Musicians of America’s National Seminar. As a major highlight in our performance history, we’re extremely excited to host and perform again with this incredible group! Featuring a wide range of high energy and emotional music, it’s a concert you will not want to miss!

Follow the links below for details about our concerts in Vancouver and Portland.

Many thanks to the Oregon Arts Commission for their generous funding support this year!

View our December 2023 concert!

“Once Upon a December” Bells of the Cascades took a trip into the realms of peaceful and powerful themes of Christmas and peace and humanity embracing what’s good in our lives. We were delighted to have the Exultation Ringers join us on several pieces at our Saturday concert, also under the direction of Matthew Compton. We invite you to enjoy the music no matter what time of year you are watching!


Upcoming Concerts: "Once Upon a December"

Bells of the Cascades, Fall 2023 concerts, "Once Upon a December"

With our theme based on the enchanting, music-box style waltz that was featured in the animated film “Anastasia,” Bells of the Cascades is pleased to offer a wonderful mix of pieces for your holiday enjoyment! You’ll hear some familiar Christmas songs in surprising arrangements, as well as other types of pieces that will evoke all the uplifting feelings that humanity chooses to embrace at this time of year. From the gentle to the stirring, we hope to entertain and leave you with a warm glow and a full heart. We look forward to having you with us!

This year we’ll perform in two concerts, and we’ll be joined on some of the pieces in Vancouver by the Salmon Creek Exultation Ringers. Follow the links below for details….

Many thanks to the Oregon Arts Commission for their generous funding support this year!

Concert Program
  • Allegro Glorioso - Arnold B. Sherman
  • Angels We Have Heard on High - Traditional French Carol,
    arr. Kyler Brengle
  • Savior of the Nations, Come - Gregorian Chant/Veni, Emmanuel,
    arr. Sandra Eithun
  • Fantasia on Forest Green - Traditional English Melody,
    arr. Lloyd Larson
  • Reverie - Karen Lakey Buckwalter
  • Inspiring Presence - Alex Guebert
  • The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came - Basque Melody,
    arr. Joel Raney
  • Once Upon a December - Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty,
    arr. Matthew Compton
  • Meditations on the Theme of Peace - Derek Hakes
  • A Child is Born - Traditional French Carol/George Fredric Handel,
    arr. Matthew Compton