Read & Ring 2019

UPDATE: Unfortunately, we have decided to cancel the Read and Ring event this year. Thanks to all who have expressed interest. Stay tuned for more opportunities to engage with Bells of the Cascades’ ringing events in the future!

On Saturday, August 17, Bells of the Cascades offers a wonderful opportunity for handbell directors and ringers to read through music for all seasons, decide what you like, and purchase it for your choir to use during the year. Bring your choir or come alone and meet new people!

"A Winter Holiday"

Sit back and relax with Christmas music and cheer presented by Bells of the Cascades! Enjoy a concert full of traditional carols and holiday favorites arranged in nontraditional ways!

We’re offering two concerts to choose from:

Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 7:00pm
Forest Grove United Methodist Church, 1726 Cedar Street, Forest Grove, OR
View more information about this event.

Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 4:00pm
Salmon Creek United Methodist Church, 12217 NE Hwy 99, Vancouver, WA
View more information about this event.


3rd Annual Bells of the Cascades Handbell Festival Concert

Alex Guebert - Conductor

On Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Salmon Creek United Methodist Church in Vancouver, WA, we will be hosting the 3rd Annual Bells of the Cascades Handbell Festival, culminating in a free concert at 7:30 pm of massed handbell choirs from the Portland and Southwest Washington regions directed by clinician Alex Guebert.

It’s a great opportunity to hear handbells in a big way! In addition, Bells of the Cascades, directed by Matthew Compton, will also perform a piece or two, which means you can hear us outside of our usual concert series performances.

View complete details about this concert!

NOTE: If you are already registered for the day-long Festival that happens just before this concert, you can view the schedule for the day here. We are advising no new registrants at this time, due to the requirement of purchasing and learning the music well enough to fully participate in the concert.

Bells of the Cascades auditions — August 27, 2019

Bells of the Cascades, March 2019

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

Learn more and request an audition.

With our director and renowned composer Matthew Compton, and with our recent collaborations with The Melodica Men, Portland Choir and Orchestra, and others, we are poised to continue our excellence into the future. Join us!