Ring Sarasota, the area’s premier handbell ensemble, is making music throughout the Gulf Coast. With a passion for playing, these spirited musicians captivate audiences age seven to seventy-seven with a unique combination of entertainment, education, and community engagement.
Announcing Season 12 Program – Stage & 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.