Welcome to the Colonial Ringers’ web page. Our group has been delighting Washington audiences since 1991. We consist of 10-13 men and women who live and work in the Washington area. The group brings a 5-octave long set of bells from the White Chapel foundry in England and performs year-round at concerts, festivals, weddings, faires, and private functions – anywhere our unique and entertaining form of music is desired. Programs are traditionally 40-60 minutes in length, but can be tailored to particular requests. Beautifully costumed in Colonial, Renaissance or traditional dress, we are a unique visual and auditory experience.

The Colonial English Handbell Ringers invite you to be our guests at our upcoming “Silver Bells” 25th Anniversary Celebration. Our group of 13 ringers featuring performers from across the DC area clad in colonial attire, bring a 5-octave set of nearly 80 handbells from the world-famous Whitechapel foundry in London. Our concert this year features several new exciting holiday pieces, music from around the world, a sing-a-long, classics and showstoppers you are sure to love, Most shows are FREE to the public, although some may require advance reservations or tickets – see below. We thank you for our 25 years of patronage and support, and look forward to many more.

2016 Schedule

Saturday, December 3, 3:00 p.m
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
5601 Randolph St., Bladensburg MD
Free Show with plenty of space for guests

Saturday, December 3, 7:00 p.m.
Emerson House
5999 Emerson St., Bladensburg, MD
Please see a ringer for details – retirement building with very limited space for guests
Sunday, December 4, 1:00 p.m.
Bethany Christian Church
7128 Allentown Rd., Camp Springs, MD
Free show with plenty of space for guests

Saturday, December 10, TBA
Sunday, December 11, 2:00 & 4:00 p.m.
The Lyceum
201 S. Washington St., Alexandria, VA
TWO SHOWS. Free – Reservations required. Call 703-838-4994, venue usually fills to capacity. Please arrive early.
Saturday, December 17, 2:00 p.m.
Bowie Center for the Performing Arts
15200 Annapolis Rd, Bowie, MD