The Metropolitan Bells Announces Holiday Schedule

Thursday, December 7, 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 seven 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.

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

Tuesday, Dec. 12
Brainerd Baptist Church
300 Brookfield Avenue
Chattanooga, Tn.

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

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

All Concerts are at 7:30 p.m.
Free to the Public - Donations Accepted

For Additional Information, Please call Gary Bynum at 423-504-4679.
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Other Holiday Appearances:

Singing Christmas Tree with the Chattanooga Boys Choir
Dec. 2
Tivoli Theatre  

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


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