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Voyages: In Search of Peace

Flyer: Voyages In Search of Peace concert

Join Bells of the Cascades and the St. John’s Lutheran Church Cathedral Bells of Orange, California as we perform this joint concert exploring a wide range of music on the topics of peace, self-discovery, and personal confidence!

On Saturday, July 17, we’ll be performing in Glendale, AZ as the closing concert of the Handbell Musicians of America 2021 National Seminar. You do not need to be an attendee of the National Seminar; tickets are just $10 at the door. For those who can’t make it in person, this concert will also be livestreamed on YouTube, so one way or another we hope you can join us! More information about this concert.

Then on Sunday, July 18, we’ll be performing in Orange, CA at the home church of the Cathedral Bells. This performance will be free! More information about this concert.

  

In memoriam: Carolyn Bradley

Carolyn Bradley

On Saturday, April 10, 2021, Bells of the Cascades was honored and saddened to say goodbye to our beloved member Carolyn Bradley, who passed away earlier this year, at her memorial service in Tigard, OR.

Carolyn always tied the womens’ dress bows, cleaned all our eyeglasses and provided us with Altoids before each performance.

We may not look as good, see as well or have fresh breath today, but her spirit will be with us!

In memoriam: Tim McDonough

Tim McDonough on the Bells of the Cascades Cruise V. Tim is on the right, in the white suit.
A group photo of Bells of the Cascades with Tim McDonough (back row, on the left side)
Bridgetown Sound with Tim McDonough (center, middle row)

Members of Bells of the Cascades are deeply saddened by the passing of former member and former President of the group, Tim McDonough.

Tim met his wife Karin on Bells of the Cascades Cruise V and shortly thereafter moved to Oregon and joined the ensemble. He was an incredibly talented ringer (and singer) and a truly kind man.

Tim died Dec. 8, 2020, at the age of 53. Here are a few photos of Tim with the group, as well as one after he left Bells of the Cascades but joined Bridgetown Sound, and helped facilitate a collaboration between the two groups. Bridgetown Sound has recently launched the Tim McDonough Memorial Music Education Fund.

Our condolences to his wife Karin. RIP Tim.