At Riverside Church
36th Annual English Handbell Festival
Sunday, April 6, 2014
3:00 P.M. (Carillon Recital)
3:30 P.M. (Organ Recital)
The RiversideChurch, Nave
490 Riverside Drive (Bet. 120th & 122nd St.)
Cost: $20 Adults; $15 Seniors/Students
Soaring Halls Of The Riverside Church To Ring In Harmony As Nearly 100 Handbell Ringers Toll 400+ Shiny Handbells Of Various Sizes
This Year’s Program is Largest Yet, Expanded to Host Up to 100 Ringers from New York and Virginia and to Include Pre-Concert Carillon and Organ Recitals.
Nearly 100 handbell ringers from New York and Virginia will descend upon the historic The Riverside Church to toll more than 400 handbells of varying sizes for a magnificent concert, filling its soaring halls with harmony and melody, during its 36th Annual English Handbell Festival at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 6 in the Church’s Nave, at 490 Riverside Drive (bet. 120th & 122nd St.), Morningside Heights.
This year’s program has been expanded from previous years and will be the largest yet, featuring guest conductor David Harris (Raleigh, NC), who will direct nearly 100 handbell ringers as they perform a variety of compositions by composers from around the world. This large and unusual gathering of choirs will feature six handbell ensembles, an increase from the four that have participated in the past. They include: The Riverside Ringers (NYC), The Emanuel Ringers (Pleasantville, NY), Katonah Celebration Ringers (Katonah, NY), Mitchell Ringers (Annandale, VA), Hewitt School Handbell Choir (NYC) and Christ Church Handbell Choir (NYC).
Tickets to the festival will be available at the door and are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. For additional information, call the Riverside music department at 212-870-6722 or email [email protected]