We played our annual summer concert in Chobham Church on 17 July, with music by Rossini, Saint-Saens, Glenn Miller and Andrew Lloyd Webber. We had a large and appreciative audience and raised money both for the team and the church tower fund. The Surrey Advertiser commented that we brought down the house (though our support for the tower fund is intended to keep it upright!)
Once again we held and played our Bells at several public Christmas concerts and also to bring Christmas into several Care Homes this season including…
Walton-on Thames. KT12 2DU 7-30pm Friday 19th December
Chobham church, Woking. GU24 8AA 7-30pm Saturday 20th December
High Cross Church, Camberley. GU15 3SY 11am Saturday 20th December
Woking Leisure Centre, ATOS. GU22 9BA 3pm Sunday 21st December
Your support & generosity helped raise valuable funds to allow for refurbishment of the bells we play – so we can continue providing these concerts to local communities – Many Thanks.
Macro-photograph Quiz: Thank you to everyone who took part. The winner of the £25 prize has now been notified.
Many a fine tune played on old Chobham bells…
The Chobham based Handbell Ringers are keen to continue their charity fund raising concerts.
The bells we play are now the grand old age of 106 years. They were cast in the same foundry as Big Ben, in Whitechapel London, and they have recently been returned there for refurbishment.
We hold many concerts throughout the year but the Bells are especially popular at Christmas time…
…Thanks to everyone who came to our summer concerts; we hope you enjoyed it as much as we do playing, and hope to see you again soon, this time playing upon refurbished Bells !
We held our first summer concert for 2014 at our home base at St Lawrence Church Chobham – and also a second at St Andrews Church in Goldsworth park in July.
Sadly all our Christmas concerts are now over, but we would love you to enjoy the music we just love playing.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year!
This is where our Christmas concerts took place in 2013.
Our pre-Christmas Program started with a performance of “Noyes Fludde” with the team playing the handbell part in the Orchestra along with other Orchestral instruments.
This play is a musical involving many children in the production based on Noah’s Ark, and we were privileged to be asked once again to take part.
Two performances took place this year in St Michael’s Church, Bray on Saturday the 10th November at 4:30 pm and 6:30pm
Some of our team members performed along with other teams in the Handbell Festival Service – the Showcase for South East Region.
This service was a musical extravaganza combining the sounds of the cathedral organ, handbells and other percussion and was held this year again in Guildford Cathedral