Event Schedule


Come to a concert, and you will experience a fabulous array of music, from Bach to Beatles to beautiful compositions written specifically for handbells. We hope to reach out to the audience and provide a little handbell education at each of our concerts by weaving in information about the instrument in our song introductions and Q&A opportunities.

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All concerts listed here are open to the public, and most of them are FREE! (Bells and music are expensive, so we do ask for a free-will offering.)
A typical concert consists of about 14 songs and will usually run about 75 minutes.
DateLocationDirection Link
*************** 2023 Concerts *************
Dec 9, 2023
03:00 PM
John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts, Lyman Center
501 Crescent St
New Haven, CT 06515
Joint Concert with New Haven Symphony Orchestra
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Dec 9, 2023
07:30 PM
Somers Congregational Church
599 Main St
Somers, CT 06071
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Dec 10, 2023
03:00 PM
Shelton High School
120 Meadow St
Shelton, CT 06484
Joint Concert with New Haven Symphony Orchestra
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Dec 17, 2023
04:00 PM
Tabor Lutheran Church
45 Tabor Dr
Branford, CT 06405
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*************** 2024 Concerts *************
Dec 15, 2024
04:00 PM
Private Event
Essex, CT
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I have brought the Shoreline Ringers to two churches, and the response at both has been very enthusiastic and gratifying. Both the Christmas season programs and the spring programs are full of challenging pieces that are exciting to watch and sensitively played, under the direction of Jane Nolan. The handbell ringers in the group are all very experienced and musical. If you add up the years of experience of everyone in the ensemble (a large number!), you get a sense of how they can play difficult music so well.

We have found that the programs are engaging and popular because they are a nice mixture of classical works (to start off) and more popular and lighter pieces to round off the program. Jane ties the pieces together nicely with some commentary as the ringers prepare for the next piece. Also, a question and answer period always elicits some great questions, often from people who have not heard handbells before and who are fascinated by the very idea of the ensemble combining to make up one instrument.

Shoreline Ringers is one of the best handbell ensembles in the region, if not the country.


Bill Degan
Music Director, First Congregational Church of Bristol, Connecticut

Special Events

Shoreline Ringers performs around Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, and in other locations when invited.
We are happy to play a variety of venues, including:

  • fundraisers & charity events
  • festivals
  • private parties
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
  • company parties
  • community concerts
  • weddings

Click here to learn more about hiring Shoreline Ringers for a special event.

All special events listed here are open to the public, but are not a typical Shoreline Ringers concert.  It may be with other musical groups, or it may be a just a few songs as part of a larger event.  See the event details at the venue for details on the event and  admission. 
(Christmas in Song, for example, is free, but they ask for a donation of non-perishable food items. It typically run over 90 minutes, and includes several musical groups.)

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DateEventLocationDirection Link
*************** 2023 Events *************
Dec 16, 2023
12:00 PM
Small Ensemble Raymond Library
840 Main St
East Hartford, CT 06108
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*************** 2024 Events *************
Dec 17, 2024
02:30 PM
Small Ensemble
Private Event
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
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