SLR Wows Audience in Groton

What a wonderful musical evening with the Shoreline Ringers at Groton Congregational Church, Wednesday, May 14, 2014.  Under the direction of Jane Nolan, these expert ringers  entertained and inspired us on a lovely spring evening.

We enjoyed a varied repertoire presented with distinctive musicality and impeccable precision.  Always a pleasurable concert–thanks once again Shoreline Ringers!  Cannot wait to welcome you back!

Sue Stottlemyer
Director of Music
Groton Congregational Church

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
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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

SLR Wows Audience in Groton

What a wonderful musical evening with the Shoreline Ringers at Groton Congregational Church, Wednesday, May 14, 2014.  Under the direction of Jane Nolan, these expert ringers  entertained and inspired us on a lovely spring evening.

We enjoyed a varied repertoire presented with distinctive musicality and impeccable precision.  Always a pleasurable concert–thanks once again Shoreline Ringers!  Cannot wait to welcome you back!

Sue Stottlemyer
Director of Music
Groton Congregational Church

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
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