Ring Sarasota, Sarasota’s Premier Handbell Ensemble, announces 12th Season
SARASOTA, FL – Wrapping up a successful 11th season Highways & Byways, Ring Sarasota announces the theme for their 12th season, Stage and Screen.
After a year of social distancing, masks and mandates, Ring Sarasota is ready to cut loose! Having missed attending concerts, plays, and movies, the ringers are ready to entertain audiences with some of their favorite music from the stage & screen. From TV favorites to classic westerns, and songs where audiences can hum along, the diverse repertoire includes such titles as “Let the Sun Shine In,” “Over the Rainbow,” and “The Addams Family.” In addition, the ringers have selected a few original pieces to show off the amazing music composed specifically for handbells.
“For our 12th season, the ringers really want to put on a show, so we went straight for what entertains us – movies, musicals, and television,” says Rick Holdsworth, Principal Conductor.
Not your traditional handbell choir, Ring Sarasota’s 17 musicians utilize 111 handbells and 73 chimes during their performances.
Concert dates at a glance:
December 12, 2021
Holiday Concert with Pops Orchestra at Riverview Performing Arts Center
December 13, 2021
Holiday Concert with Pops Orchestra at Neel Auditorium
March 20, 2022
Prince of Peace Lutheran, Largo
March 25, 2022
Community Concerts of Lake City
March 26, 2022
First United Methodist Church, Gainesville
April 3, 2022
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Venice
April 10, 2022
Peace Presbyterian Church, Lakewood Ranch
April 24, 2022
Church of the Palms, Sarasota
More concert information can be found at RingSarasota.org
About Ring Sarasota
As the area’s premier handbell ensemble, these spirited musicians captivate audiences of all ages with a unique combination of entertainment, education, and community engagement. Dedicated to enhancing handbell ringing as an art form, the Sarasota‐based group under the direction of former Navy bandleader Rick Holdsworth showcases over 200 bell instruments rung by 17 ringers to create a symphony of sound with special effects mimicking the piccolo, percussion, chimes, and trombone, even the Tibetan singing bowl! Ring Sarasota attracts member ringers from as far north as Tampa Bay and as far south as Fort Myers.
Ring Sarasota is always looking for new performance venues to spread the joy of handbells. If you’re interested in having Ring Sarasota visit you, please give them a call at 941.451.7601.
For more information, visit RingSarasota.org, or facebook.com/RingSarasota.
Contact: Director/Founder: Rick Holdsworth
Trish Ivey, Ring Sarasota Marketing