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Bells of the Cascades auditions — join us!

Members of Bells of the Cascades

Bells of the Cascades, Oregon’s premier community handbell ensemble, is always looking for Bronze-level ringers who are interested in the next challenge!

Our next open audition is Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 7PM. If you can’t make it that day, we can schedule another audition for you.

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In 2013, we were honored with an invitation to perform at the Handbell Musicians of America National Seminar, and we’re continuing the excellence this season with our conductor and renowned composer Matthew Compton. Join us!

Bells of the Cascades 2018 Handbell Festival

Handbell tree

Join us on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Salmon Creek United Methodist Church in Vancouver, WA, for this fun and educational event! Challenge your ringers and yourself, learn new skills, and meet musicians from around the region.

The festival will include massed pieces and an auditioned Bronze choir. When your choir is not in rehearsal, classes will be offered on topics like ringing bass bells, four-in-hand, weaving and mallet techniques.

Register by Sep. 15 for early-bird rates!

View the repertoire, learn more, and register today.

Dances & Duels: Bells of the Cascades & Bells of the Sound on Tour

Bells of the Cascades & Bells of the Sound: Dances & Duels!
Bells on tour in the Pacific Northwest

For the first time ever, Bells of the Cascades (Portland) and Bells of the Sound (Seattle) are teaming up to go on tour together in Washington and Oregon!

Join us for an exciting evening of “dances and duels” by and between each of the ensembles, including several pieces in which both groups will play at once. We’ll be performing both original handbell compositions and arrangements of classical and popular music.

Saturday, April 28, 7:00 PM
Grace Lutheran Church
22975 24th Ave S
Des Moines, WA
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Sunday, April 29, 5:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church
6215 196th St SW
Lynnwood, WA
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Saturday, May 5, 7:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church
4300 Main St
Vancouver, WA
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Sunday, May 6, 5:00 PM
Calvin Presbyterian Church
10445 SW Canterbury Ln
Tigard, OR
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This is a unique opportunity in Bells of the Cascades’ history, and we hope we’ll see you there!

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Photo of Mt. Hood: Zach Dischner, Creative Commons license.

Christmas Bells are Ringing!

Portland Choir & Orchestra, with Bells of the Cascades

Bells of the Cascades is honored to be joining the Portland Choir & Orchestra, with special guest Edmund Stone of All Classical Portland for a joint holiday event, “Christmas Bells are Ringing”!

Tickets are just $15-20 for either of two shows:

2:00 PM, Saturday, Nov. 25
Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR
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7:00 PM, Saturday, Nov. 25
Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR
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We hope to see you there!

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