Tintinnabulation: Classic and Contemporary Song Played On Handbells

Bell ringing event, photographed in the Telegraph, UK
Handbells being rung from the outside a handbell choir, from wikipedia

tintinnabulation: 1) the ringing or sounding of bells 2) a jingling or tinkling sound as if of bells

Fresh City Life is making beautiful music with Arts & Venues Denver this year. Our shared May event, a concert with the Castle Rock Community Ringers, continues a partnership of free and spectacular cultural programming.

Here's my street cred on this topic: I grew up attending a Presbyterian church and, in my experience, two things were always certain at church. First, during services, when the 'moment of fellowship' arrived and we were all supposed to turn to a relative stranger and greet them with a handshake or (gasp) hug, we instead would turn to one of our own family members and greet them -- with very restrained joy. And secondly, there was always a bell choir. Always. It's a tradition that I'm glad has continued on -- and I write that with joy unrestrained.

Castle Rock Community Ringers: Bell Choir Concert
Saturday, May 18, 1-2 p.m.
McNichols Building at Civic Center Park
144 W. Colfax Avenue, Denver 80202*

Fresh City Life and Denver Arts and Venues present a spring concert with the Castle Rock Community Ringers. CRCR has dazzled audiences at The Denver Public Library for two seasons. Bringing a fresh perspective and expert touch to the centuries-old art of ringing handbells, CRCR is one of the most sought-after bell choirs in the metro Denver area. Tuned sets of bells were first introduced in 1696 in Europe and migrated to the United States in 1902. Listening to these odd instruments is a fun and unique aural experience – and the Castle Rock Community Ringers mix classic and modern compositions for an extraordinary concert.

*Please note that the stretch of Bannock St. along Civic Center Park will be closed May 13-18 due to a film shoot. Please allow extra time for parking and possible detours.

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Comments

The main attraction of this show is the classical contemporary music which was very pleasant to listen.

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