Metropolitan Bells Holiday Schedule Begins Dec. 3

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Metropolitan Bells is an advanced community handbell ensemble composed of auditioned ringers from the Chattanooga area. The non profit group performs throughout the year on six octaves of Malmark bells and four octaves of malmark choir chimes. They have to reaudition every year.

The unique thing about this group is the difficulty level is more than most church handbell choirs could ever accomplish, officials said.

In previous concerts the members have played with the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, Chattanooga Boys Choir, Chattanooga Girls Choir and in events at the Tennessee Aquarium, College Park, and the Walnut Street Bridge. They try to have a wide variety of music to appeal to a varied audience.

The Metropolitan Bells group is directed by Gary Bynum, a charter member of the group.

For more information contact Mr. Bynum at 899-3543 or garymb@aol.com.

Here is the Metropolitan Bells Holiday schedule:

Christmas with the Metropolitan Bells
Free to the public, donations accepted
Thursday, Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Cleveland First United Methodist Church, 3425 Ocoee St. NW

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Brainerd Baptist Church, 300 Brookfield Ave.

Other Holiday Appearances:
Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11-12, 7:30 p.m.
Chirstmas on the Hill with the Bryan College Music Department
Rudd Auditorium, Dayton
Free to the public

Saturday, Dec. 19, 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 20, 2 p.m.
Home for the Holidays with the Chattanooga Symphony
Tivoli Theater
Tickets available from the CSO box office at 267-8583


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