North Stonington Praise

Inspirational …….well executed…….technically brilliant………superb musicianship. These are just a few words to describe the outstanding concert the Shoreline Ringers presented at North Stonington Congregational Church in their last concert of the 2013 Christmas season on January 5, 2014, which was appropriately, Epiphany Sunday. IMG_2066
The Shoreline Ringers played to a packed sanctuary and the audience was mesmerized by this outstanding group of musicians. The audience ranged from people who have never seen handbells to people who I call “Shoreline groupies”, who have never missed one of their concerts.
My own choirs at the church were in utter amazement by this handbell choir.  Others were heard saying “I did not know that bells could sound like that” and “Where are they playing next?” to comments such as “We have to have them back here again!”
This concert brought people from all over the region to our little village church and the sense of community was joyful. The ringers are the friendliest people and were more than happy to show audience members the handbells up close at the conclusion of the concert.
Director, Jane Nolan’s ability to program such a diverse and entertaining program, shows just one of her many skills in the art of handbells. Her outstanding conducting combined with the ringers’ expertise, showcased the Shoreline Ringers ability to ring with musical precision, demonstrating clean attacks and brilliant releases.
This was a wonderful Christmas gift to the community of North Stonington.
Michael G. Noonan
Director of Music / Organist
North Stonington Congregational Church (UCC)
North Stonington, CT

Who said what?

“People are still talking about the concert. It’s hard to put into words the universal enjoyment of and appreciation for the concert, but here is a sample:

testimonialThe concert was a historic for our church, the best attended and most positively received event we have ever had. Immediately after the concert, one person asked “How soon can we book this group again?”

Another asked “Where can I find their schedule so that I can hear them again?”

A member of the church wanted to book them for a concert at a church in Hartford.

People were deeply impressed by the group’s skill, enthusiasm, and friendliness. People loved being included through the sing along with Silver Bells and the question and answer time. It was a night when not only the church but the whole community seemed to feel closer as a result of your program.”

Bill Kirkpatrick
Somers Congregational Church
Somers, CT

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About Us

Shoreline Ringers, Inc. is a community handbell choir formed as a Connecticut non-profit corporation in September 2006. Our goals are to support the continued development of the art of handbell ringing and promote the ringing of handbells as a legitimate musical art form while educating audiences and increasing their knowledge and appreciation of handbell music through our concert performances. Our handbell ringers, some of whom direct other handbell choirs, have a breadth of ringing experience, and have come together to learn a more advanced repertoire.
Shoreline Ringers is not associated with a church congregation; our repertoire is secular, therefore, and popular in nature. We highlight a variety of techniques and rhythms in our ringing and promise fun for all. Our group strives to educate audiences in the beauty of handbells as we perform a wide variety of challenging music. The choir rings 5 octaves of Malmark handbells and 51/2 octaves of Malmark hand chimes.

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Shoreline Ringers grabs a quick selfie with Deb Rice at the Area 1 Festival Conference 2015

North Stonington Praise

Inspirational …….well executed…….technically brilliant………superb musicianship. These are just a few words to describe the outstanding concert the Shoreline Ringers presented at North Stonington Congregational Church in their last concert of the 2013 Christmas season on January 5, 2014, which was appropriately, Epiphany Sunday. IMG_2066
The Shoreline Ringers played to a packed sanctuary and the audience was mesmerized by this outstanding group of musicians. The audience ranged from people who have never seen handbells to people who I call “Shoreline groupies”, who have never missed one of their concerts.
My own choirs at the church were in utter amazement by this handbell choir.  Others were heard saying “I did not know that bells could sound like that” and “Where are they playing next?” to comments such as “We have to have them back here again!”
This concert brought people from all over the region to our little village church and the sense of community was joyful. The ringers are the friendliest people and were more than happy to show audience members the handbells up close at the conclusion of the concert.
Director, Jane Nolan’s ability to program such a diverse and entertaining program, shows just one of her many skills in the art of handbells. Her outstanding conducting combined with the ringers’ expertise, showcased the Shoreline Ringers ability to ring with musical precision, demonstrating clean attacks and brilliant releases.
This was a wonderful Christmas gift to the community of North Stonington.
Michael G. Noonan
Director of Music / Organist
North Stonington Congregational Church (UCC)
North Stonington, CT

Who said what?

“People are still talking about the concert. It’s hard to put into words the universal enjoyment of and appreciation for the concert, but here is a sample:

testimonialThe concert was a historic for our church, the best attended and most positively received event we have ever had. Immediately after the concert, one person asked “How soon can we book this group again?”

Another asked “Where can I find their schedule so that I can hear them again?”

A member of the church wanted to book them for a concert at a church in Hartford.

People were deeply impressed by the group’s skill, enthusiasm, and friendliness. People loved being included through the sing along with Silver Bells and the question and answer time. It was a night when not only the church but the whole community seemed to feel closer as a result of your program.”

Bill Kirkpatrick
Somers Congregational Church
Somers, CT

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