NEW RIVER BELL ENSEMBLE – Auditions & Performance Schedule

THE NEW RIVER BELL ENSEMBLE

The New River Bell Ensemble is a community Handbell group under the musical direction of Larissa Venzie & Carol Wenberg.  The NRBE was formed in 2013 through the efforts of Tina Cunningham & Susan Francis Kandies and has performed in Sparta, Wytheville, Independence, Hillsville and Galax.

SPRING CONCERTS INDEFINITELY POSTPONED

Our bell activities are suspended indefinitely, and our spring concert will not be held April 24 & 26 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We may try to reschedule our concert for later in the year. Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands!

NEW RIVER BELL ENSEMBLE SEEKS NEW MEMBERS

The New River Bell Ensemble, a community handbell group,  is always seeking new members!   The ensemble holds weekly rehearsals beginning in September, and continuing through April each year.  The group performs a winter concert featuring holiday favorites, and spring concerts with popular themes.  Potential ensemble members need no previous experience ringing handbells, although the ability to read music is a must.  The NRBE repertoire is diverse and the ensemble is a welcoming, friendly group of musical enthusiasts.  If this sounds like you or someone you know, please contact Tina Cunningham at 276-579-2123 or email the Arts Council at  info@artsculturalcouncil.org for more information.

 

NEW RIVER BELL ENSEMBLE ~ BUY A BELL CAMPAIGN

The New River Bell Ensemble has launched its first fundraising campaign to purchase additional handbell octave sets. Their current set of bells was purchased through generous donations from the Grayson County Community Theatre and individuals throughout the Twin Counties. In order to expand their repertoire and accommodate the growing roster of ringers, the Ensemble needs to add   octave sets of handbells. The goal is to raise $20,000.  Donors at the $250 level and above may dedicate a bell with an engraved sentiment on the bell handle.  To make a donation on-line, please visit the Art Shop page on this website.  If you would like to make a donation by check, please download the form below.

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