Arts Council Presents Raleigh Ringers in April
The Arts Council of Moore County (ACMC) announces that it will present The Raleigh Ringers Sunday, April 20, at 3 p.m. at R.E. Lee Auditorium on the campus of Pinecrest High School. Tickets ($15 in advance or $20 at the door) may be purchased at Campbell House (482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines) or by calling (910) 692-4356.
The Raleigh Ringers is an internationally acclaimed, advanced community handbell choir based in Raleigh. Since its founding in 1990, The Raleigh Ringers has been dazzling concert audiences with unique interpretations of sacred, secular and popular music, including famous rock 'n' roll tunes arranged just for handbells.
Under the direction of David Harris, The Raleigh Ringers has released four CDs, and a DVD of a holiday concert titled "One Winter Evening at Meymandi." This same concert was also broadcast on more than 250 public television stations in 44 states.
The group has performed in 34 states, in several cities in France, live on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Show radio show, and on the Hour of Power at the Crystal Cathedral. The Raleigh Ringers also sponsors two annual handbell festivals in Raleigh, one geared for children and one for adults.
The Raleigh Ringers' mission is fourfold: to bring advanced secular and sacred handbell music to the widest possible audience; to promote the art of handbell ringing by sponsoring and participating in festivals, workshops, tours and other educational and performing opportunities; to encourage handbell composers and arrangers to create works for advanced handbell choirs through commissions and other means; and to help less experienced handbell musicians develop their ringing, directing, and organizational skills.
The group performs on one of the most extensive collections of bells and bell-like instruments owned by any handbell ensemble in the world. In just 18 years, The Raleigh Ringers has made a significant impact on the world's handbell music repertoire by commissioning more than 70 compositions and arrangements for handbells.
To learn more about the group, visit www.rr.org.
For additional information on the concert on April 20, contact ACMC at (910) 692-4356, e-mail email@example.com, or visit www.artscouncil-moore.org.
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