View our Spring 2023 concert!

Our Spring concert season, with the theme “From Sea to Skye,” was memorable and wonderful in every way, especially since our Saturday, June 3, 2023 concert at Salmon Creek United Methodist Church featured a surprise for our director, Matthew Compton, by not one, but TWO handbell choirs playing a commissioned piece in his honor. We were joined by the Exultation Ringers from that church, to play “Inspiring Presence” by Alex Guebert. We invite you to watch how we bring Matt to tears and honor him for the very inspiring presence he has been in all of our lives!


Join us for Read & Ring 2023!

Read & Ring

Update: We have changed the location of this event. See below.
We had a terrific turnout and a wonderful time at last year’s event as we emerged from the long pandemic period, and we want to keep the momentum going to benefit as many handbell ensembles and individual ringers in our area as possible! So we’d love to see you at Read & Ring 2023, happening on Saturday, Aug. 19 in Vancouver, WA.

Handbell directors and ringers will be given an opportunity to read through music for all seasons, decide what you like, and purchase music at a discount for your choir to use during the year. Bring your choir or come alone and meet new people!

Early Bird registration, through Monday, Aug. 7, is just $30 per person. After Aug. 7, registration is $45 per person. NOTE: Unlike previous years, we are not offering a “group of 5 = sixth person free” option, as we are asking each attendee to register individually this year. Click the link below for more details.

Learn more about Read & Ring 2023 and register today.

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