Saturday November 17, 2018
Houston Chamber Ringers
August to April Series
Festival Concert Hall
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Handbells
Pushing the boundaries of artistry and athleticism, the Houston Chamber Ringers are on the cutting edge of their art form.

The Houston Chamber Ringers will perform a Masquerade Handbell Concert inspired by their Halloween costumes. There will be plenty of musical treats and possibly a few tricks to share with you. Come enjoy our salute to trick or treating! Who do you want to be? A pirate? A cowboy? Elsa??? Your whole family will delight in the characteristic artistry and charm of the Houston Chamber Ringers!

General seating. Concert tickets will be held at the will call table on the West side of the concert hall. Doors open 1 hour prior to the concert. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Lunch will be available prior to the concert at 12:45 PM in the Menke House Dining Hall, by reservation only. Purchase meals here. The buffet-style pre-concert meal has become a favorite among concertgoers. Chef's Choice Menu includes entrée, salad bar, vegetable, dessert, iced tea, coffee and water.

Overnight accommodations are available on campus for this concert weekend.

Office/Information/Room Reservations: 979-249-3129

Concert Hall Location: 248 Jaster Rd, Round Top, TX 78954      Google Map      #6 on Campus Map
Menke House Location: 141 Jaster Rd, Round Top, TX 78954      #16 on Campus Map




Biography

The Houston Chamber Ringers is a professional handbell ensemble whose goal is to entertain, educate, and perform with passion, dedication and artistry. Houston Chamber Ringers (HCR) was founded in June 2012 by Sondra Tucker, Stevie Berryman and Meredith Gaines. They are a professional, auditioned community handbell ensemble that rings on five octaves of handbells, six octaves of handchimes and three octaves of Petit and Fritzen bells. Mrs. Berryman is the Artistic Director and Mrs. Tucker is the composer-in-residence.

Already well seasoned in its short life, HCR has performed at the Texas Renaissance Festival, the Pearl Fincher Museum of Art, the Festival Arts Institute, and for corporate, commercial and private events. Education is one of their mission objectives, and they fulfill this in part by presenting a high-energy, interactive music program for elementary schools in the northwest Houston area. In July 2015 they won a world-wide audition to perform the opening concert for the National Handbell Seminar in Dallas, Texas.

HCR is dedicated to bringing the art of handbell ringing to people who have never heard it before. They actively seek venues which have not previously hosted a handbell choir, and carefully craft programs that will be engaging for all ages. They are devoted to musical excellence and elevating the art of handbell ringing. Many members have been ringing for twenty-plus years. They intend to "bring the ring" to as many people as they can.