The Metropolitan Bells Announce Holiday Schedule

Friday, November 17, 2017

The Metropolitan Bells is an advanced community handbell ensemble consisting of 15
auditioned ringers from the greater Chattanooga area, plus the director.  They perform on 7 octaves of Malmark bells and seven octaves of Malmark choir chimes.

Established in 1993, The Metropolitan Bells was the vision of founding director, Ken Cochrane.
Under his ten years of leadership, The Metropoliban Bells enjoyed performances with the
Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, the Chattanooga Boys Choir and the Chattanooga Girls Choir.

The goal of the organization is to bring advanced sacred and secular handbell music to the community and to promote the art and enjoyment of handbell ringing. 

Over the years, the group has performed for numerous civic groups and community events.  The group is currently under the direction of Gary Bynum.  

Christmas with The Metropolitan Bells will include many holiday favorites including
The First Noel; Ding Dong, Merrily On High; Up on the House Top; and Holly Jolly Christmas.

Performance Schedule:

Thursday, Dec. 7
Fairview Baptist Church
261 County Road 439, Athens

Tuesday, Dec. 12
Brainerd Baptist Church
300 Brookfield Ave., Chattanooga

Tuesday, Dec. 19
Christ United Methodist Church
8645 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga

Thursday, Dec. 21
Signal Crest United Methodist Church
1005 Ridgeway Avenue
Signal Mountain, TN

All Concerts are at 7:30 p.m. and are free to open to the public. Donations are accepted.

Other Holiday Appearances:

Singing Christmas Tree with the Chattanooga Boys Choir
Dec. 2
Tivoli Theatre - visit ChattanoogaBoysChoir.org for tickets

Home For The Holidays with the Chattanooga Symphony
Dec. 16 and 17
Tivoli Theatre - visit www.ChattanoogaSymphony.org for tickets

For additional information, call Gary Bynum at 423-504-4679.



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