This is a vibrant group comprising 10 handbell players and up to 10 hand chime ringers. This combination of the two subtly different but complementary sounds makes for a unique musical experience. Each of the players plays either two bells or two chimes in each piece so there can be a total of 20 bells and 20 chimes being played per piece (not all at once!).
The group has a strong social awareness so there is a supporting personal mentor system provided for all new players. This provides ongoing musical help and support as required so being able to read music is not a joining requirement. All eventually becomes clear! The weekly rehearsals conclude with tea or coffee and wide-ranging chat time
Rehearsals take place on Monday afternoons from 2pm to 4pm. The year normally starts in early September and ends early April with a short break for the Christmas period. We aim for 3 concerts per year based on an expanding and varied repertoire.
Anyone interested in finding out more will be welcome to contact either Ian or Helen on 01369 840701. There are currently 5 places available for anyone looking for an enjoyable extra experience.