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Bells of the Cascades Handbell Festival

Handbell tree

Join us on Saturday, Nov. 4 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, Tins and Coppers choir, 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 Oct. 1 for early-bird rates!

View the repertoire, learn more, and register today.

Our spring concert series: Rhythm's Gonna Get Ya!

Rhythm's Gonna Get Ya!

Bells of the Cascades is excited to present our first concert under the direction of renowned handbell composer Matthew Compton. This concert will be an excited exploration of rhythm and is sure to quicken your pulse and cause involuntary movement of your feet as “Rhythm’s Gonna Get Ya!”

This year, we have four spring concerts for you to choose from!

Saturday, 6 May 2017 - 1:30pm
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 16001 NE 34th St, Vancouver, WA
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Saturday, 6 May 2017 - 7:00pm
Tualatin Presbyterian Church, 9230 SW Siletz Dr, Tualatin, OR
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Saturday, 20 May 2017 - 7:00pm
Forest Grove United Methodist Church, 1726 Cedar St, Forest Grove, OR
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Sunday, 21 May 2017 - 3:30pm
First United Methodist Church of Salem, 600 State St, Salem, OR
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For all concerts, admission is just $10, with no one turned away for lack of funds. We hope to see you at one of these concerts!

Holiday concerts in Portland, Salem and Mason County WA

Jingle All the Way!

We’re pleased to announce our three holiday concerts:

All ages welcome! Suggested donation of $10. No one turned away due to lack of funds.

We’ll also be participating in a family spectacular with Mason County’s Harstine Island Community Choir on Saturday, Dec. 10 in Shelton, WA. Including your favorite holiday songs, with fantastic choral arrangements! Free; donations gladly accepted at the door.

Learn more about each concert by following the links above. You can also view the concerts on Facebook:

We hope you can join us!

Fall concerts: Ringing the classics in Forest Grove and Salem

Ringing the classics

We’re pleased to announce our two fall concerts:

Featuring popular tunes by Frank Sinatra and The Andrews Sisters, classical works by Vierne and Widor, and several handbell classics! Leanne Bilstrom directing.

Learn more about each concert by following the links above. You can also view the Forest Grove concert on Facebook or view the Salem concert on Facebook.

We hope you can join us!

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