Brasstown Ringers present ‘Christmas Bells’ concert

The Brasstown Ringers will perform their 2011 concert program “Christmas Bells” at 6 p.m., Dec. 16, at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Franklin.

“Christmas Bells” has a mixture of well-known Christmas favorites, pieces with roots in the 1700s, and a few selections with a modern flair.

Brasstown Ringers began in 1992 with three octaves of bells and seven musicians. Of these musicians, only two had ever rung hand bells before; the rest were pianists or string players. The group and number of octaves have continued to grow from there.

Its current 13 members come from a 100-mile radius once a week to practice for 2 to 3 hours, and the group plays moderate to advanced hand bell music.

Anyone interested in learning more specialized bell techniques or just want to join can talk to the director after the concert or call 828.837.8822 for lesson times.

Tickets for the concert are $15 and can be reserved or purchased at the door.


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