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High Impact! Spring 2022 concert

High Impact! handbell concert

Bells of the Cascades presents a thrilling concert of diverse repertoire that you won’t want to miss — High Impact! Featuring a wide range of music focusing on the impact of movie scores, love, community, your voice, and much more, this will be a concert that will leave you with a smile and a concert experience to remember.

We’ll be performing twice:

Saturday, June 4, 7:00 pm
Salmon Creek United Methodist Church
12217 NE Hwy 99
Vancouver, WA
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Sunday, June 5, 4:00 pm
Rose City Park United Methodist Church
5830 NE Alameda Street
Portland, OR
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Admission is $15 adults, $5 students, children under 6 free, and as always, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Tickets can be purchased at the door with cash, card or check.

We hope to see you there!

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Ringing in the new year

You probably know that the handbell favorite “Carol of the Bells” is a Ukrainian folk tune. But did you know that it’s also a song celebrating New Year’s? Originally titled Shchedryk, it tells the story of a swallow flying into a household to sing of good fortune that will come with the following spring.

Several years ago, Bells of the Cascades collaborated with Portland ensemble Pink Martini on a version of “Carol of the Bells” — take a listen!

Like the bird in the song, we wish you a happy and healthy new year, from all of us at Bells of the Cascades.

 

Comfort & Joy: 2021 Holiday Concerts

Comfort and Joy: 2021 holiday concerts with Bells of the Cascades
Bells of the Cascades in concert

It’s been a while — too long! — since Bells of the Cascades has been able to share our music with you. Finally, the wait is over: Holiday concerts in Forest Grove and Vancouver this December!

Our theme is “Comfort and Joy” and we’re excited to see you at either of these events:

Saturday, Dec. 18, 7:00 pm
Forest Grove United Methodist Church
1726 Cedar Street
Forest Grove, OR
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Sunday, Dec. 19, 7:00 pm
Salmon Creek United Methodist Church
12217 NE Hwy 99
Vancouver, WA
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Admission is $15 adults, $5 students, children under 6 free, and as always, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Tickets can be purchased at the door with cash, card or check.

Want to help us spread the word? Download a printable flyer (PDF)!

Happy holidays, and see you soon!

 

Canceled: 2022 Spring Handbell Festival

Bells of the Cascades Spring Festival

With regret, we’ve decided to cancel our 2022 Spring Handbell Festival due to low registrations. We know this is a challenging time for every group, and we hope to have you join us for an event like this further in the future!


Join us for the fourth annual Spring Handbell Festival in February 2022!

This fun and educational event, hosted by Bells of the Cascades, will feature guest clinician Brenda E. Austin!

Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022 — Vancouver, Washington

Challenge yourself, learn new skills, and meet musicians from around the region. The festival will include optional individual group rehearsals and massed rehearsals, with a free public concert.

Learn more and register for the Spring Handbell Festival.

Early-bird registration rates end Dec. 15, so don’t delay!

 

 

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