Interviews


Harmony Ringers were formed in the summer of 2011 in Canton, Ohio after the folding of another area premiere handbell choir. The Director, Christine Allison, felt the need for those who were ringing, now without a more advanced choir, to still have a place to showcase their talents. Thus the birth of Harmony Ringers, under the umbrella of A Chorus for a Cause.  They are Ohio’s “little secret”, as they aren’t as...

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Editors note: This is a recap of Handbell Choir Mondays over on the I Love Handbells Facebook page.  Go check out all the fun handbell stuff Tiara finds there! Founded in 1985 by Dr. Larry D. Smith, Carillon consists of 10 to 14 ringers selected annually by campus-wide auditions. The ensemble performs 20 to 25 concerts annually for local to international audiences.  Having toured throughout the United States, Carillon performs a wide...

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Editor’s note: This is a recap of Handbell Choir Mondays on the I Love Handbells Facebook page by Tiara Roman.  If you want your group to be featured, email her at ilovehandbells3@gmail.com. Mele Mai Paki Lima (“music from plenty hands”) was founded in January 2007 by Karen and Dan Carlisle.  They are an advanced handbell choir in Oahu, Hawaii.  Most of their ringers have played in church handbell choirs, or are...

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When we post videos of handbell performances we usually have no way of contacting the performers in the video, so most of the information we have to go off of is what ever the group lists in the video description.  This is why some of our posts only have a few sentences in them, like the video of the Astounding Bach Duet we posted back in January.  Daniel, one of the performers of that duet, emailed us a couple weeks ago because he...

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In the final segment of our interview with Matt Compton, Matt gives us his thoughts on moving while ringing. If you missed it, go back to part 1 of our interview. About Matt Compton At age 18, Matt already has 4 pieces for handbells in publication, with several more on the way.  He is a senior in high school living in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and performing with the Pikes Peak Youth Ringers.  In the fall he will be attending...

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In part two of our interview, Matt talks about his style of composing and why his pieces are usually level three or higher. Check out part 3 of our interview! About Matt Compton At age 18, Matt already has 4 pieces for handbells in publication, with several more on the way.  He is a senior in high school living in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and performing with the Pikes Peak Youth Ringers.  In the fall he will be attending Concordia...

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