Christmas Begins!

Portland Choir and Orchestra, with Bells of the Cascades

Bells of the Cascades is honored to be joining the Portland Choir & Orchestra for the second year in a row for a joint holiday event, “Christmas Begins”!

Tickets are just $15-22 for either of two shows:

2:00 PM, Saturday, December 1
Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR
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7:00 PM, Saturday, December 2
Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR
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We hope to see you there!

Christmas in the Cascades

Christmas in the Cascades!

Join us for one of our holiday concerts this year, featuring music from all around the world… in the Cascades! Bring your family and friends and globetrot with Bells of the Cascades!

We’re offering two concerts to choose from

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 7:00pm
Forest Grove United Methodist Church, 1726 Cedar Street, Forest Grove, OR
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Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 3:00pm
Woodburn United Methodist Church, 700 N Cascade Drive, Woodburn, OR
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Admission is just $10 at Forest Grove, and free will donations are being accepted at Woodburn. Come and celebrate the season with us!

Also…… Watch this page and stay tuned for details about our exciting spring concert in 2019 with the Melodica Men! (You won’t want to miss it!)

We're cruising to Panama!

Handbell Cruise XV: Panamania!
Cathy Moklebust

Bells of the Cascades has become known as the “cruising choir” within the world of handbells, having sponsored 14 cruises during our history.

Our next handbell cruise runs from Jan. 6 to 16, 2019 — from Florida to the Panama Canal!

Featured clinician Cathy Moklebust will lead participants through exciting and innovative handbell pieces, with positions open to ringers at all levels. Meanwhile, you’ll enjoy ten days on the Holland America ms Zuiderdam, with stops at Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Oranjestad, Aruba; Willemstad, Curaçao; the Panama Canal and Gatun Lake; Colón, Panama; and Puerto Limón, Costa Rica.

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We can’t wait to see you on the high seas!

Bells of the Cascades announces its third full-length CD: Hitting Things!

Hitting Things! album cover

Continuing the celebration of its 25th year, Bells of the Cascades — building on the premise that handbells are a tuned percussion instrument — has created its third-full length CDHitting Things!

The songs on Hitting Things! pair bells with a variety of other percussive instruments and sounds from traditional drums to less traditional, and somewhat improvised, sounds.

Teaming with Michael Charles Smith (“Marimba Mike”), Bells of the Cascades ends the CD with a spell-binding arrangement of “Bolero” for marimba and handbells arranged for Bells of the Cascades by its director, David York.

Hitting Things! can be purchased for $15 directly from Bells of the Cascades via PayPal, or at CDBaby.

View more information and the track list for Hitting Things!