On a winter’s night: Our 2017 holiday concerts

On a winter's night

Join us for our (early) winter concerts!

Featuring holiday favorites, new arrangements and original compositions.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 7:00 PM
University of Portland
Mago Hunt Recital Hall
5000 N Willamette Blvd.
Portland, OR
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Sunday, Dec. 17, 3:30 PM
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
16001 NE 34th Street
Vancouver, WA
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Admission is just $10, with no one turned away for lack of funds.

Join us for handbell concerts in Vancouver this weekend!

Handbell tree

Bells of the Cascades’ first fall concert is happening this Friday in Vancouver, Washington, followed the next day by the community concert being put on by participants in the Bells of the Cascades Handbell Festival. We invite you to join us at one or both concerts!

Fall concert featuring Bells of the Cascades and Stumptown Ringers
Friday, Nov. 3, 7:30 PM
Salmon Creek United Methodist Church, 12217 NE Hwy 99, Vancouver, WA

Bells of the Cascades Handbell Festival closing concert
Featuring handbell choirs from the Portland and Southwest Washington regions
Saturday, Nov. 4, 7:30 PM
Salmon Creek United Methodist Church, 12217 NE Hwy 99, Vancouver, WA

Admission to both concerts is by donation, with no one turned away for lack of funds.

We're cruising to Panama!

Handbell Cruise XV: Panamania!
Cathy Moklebust

Bells of the Cascades has become known as the “cruising choir” within the world of handbells, having sponsored 14 cruises during our history.

Our next handbell cruise runs from Jan. 6 to 16, 2019 — from Florida to the Panama Canal!

Featured clinician Cathy Moklebust will lead participants through exciting and innovative handbell pieces, with positions open to ringers at all levels. Meanwhile, you’ll enjoy ten days on the Holland America ms Zuiderdam, with stops at Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Oranjestad, Aruba; Willemstad, Curaçao; the Panama Canal and Gatun Lake; Colón, Panama; and Puerto Limón, Costa Rica.

Learn more about the cruise.

We can’t wait to see you on the high seas!

Read & Ring: Aug. 19, 2017

Bells, chimes and music

Join us on Saturday, Aug. 19 for this year’s read and ring!

This is an opportunity for handbell directors and ringers to play through selections, decide what you like, and purchase it for your choir to use during the year! Selections to include Christmas/Advent, Lent/Easter, and general.

Come as a choir and get some no-pressure practice in before the season starts!

Cost: $15 per person, or $100 for choir of 7 or more when you bring your own bells (tables and pads provided).

Learn more and register now!

Bells of the Cascades Handbell Festival

Handbell tree

Join us on Saturday, Nov. 4 at Salmon Creek United Methodist Church in Vancouver, WA, for this fun and educational event! Challenge your ringers and yourself, learn new skills, and meet musicians from around the region.

The festival will include massed pieces, Tins and Coppers choir, and an auditioned Bronze choir. When your choir is not in rehearsal, classes will be offered on topics like ringing bass bells, four-in-hand, weaving and mallet techniques.

Register by Oct. 1 for early-bird rates!

View the repertoire, learn more, and register today.