NOTICE: December 7th Concert is CANCELLED!
Due to inclement weather conditions expected this weekend, the concert at St Joseph Village Chapel on Saturday, December 7th has been cancelled. We hope to see you at another one of our December concerts!
Be safe! Concert Bells of Fort Worth
Sounds of the Season Concert Series
When you think of holiday music, what sounds come to mind? Bells? Caroling? Angels singing?
Come explore the instruments and sounds of the holidays through exciting and imaginative arrangements of familiar carols. We’ll tuck you snugly into our sleigh for a clomping, jingling, pat-a-panning ride through the woods — no overcoat necessary!
Saturday, December 7 | 3:00 pm | Coppell
Friday, December 13 | 8:00 pm | Irving | with Irving Chorale
Tuesday, December 17 | 7:30 pm | Grapevine
Thursday, December 19 | 7:30 pm | Dallas
See sidebar for details and links to maps
Thank You for Supporting Concert Bellson North Texas Giving Day
Thanks to all who participated in our first year of DonorBridge’s North Texas Giving Day on September 19, 2013. In a single day we raised just over $1,400, including $88 in bonus money from Communities Foundation of Texas, the sponsors of North Texas Giving Day.
This money is a most welcome addition to our income! We had no idea how well we would do, but we were more than pleased with the results and have agreed that the experiment was worthwhile. Next year we hope to publicize the event more extensively and to get even better results.
Signup for the new Kroger Community Rewards® Program
Do you shop at Kroger? Link your Kroger Reward card to Concert Bells of Fort Worth and CBFW will receive additional funding through Kroger’ Community Reward Program. CBFW Kroger Number is 81021. More information is available HERE.
Handbell Musician Selections Completed for 2013-2014 Concert Bells
Auditions for Concert Bells of Fort Worth 2013-2014 season were held on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. We welcome two new musicians, Nicole Culp and Cindy Karm, and say goodbye to Alice Thompson who is leaving us so she can persue her Nursing School studies. With a compliment of 16 talented handbell musicians, this should prove to be a stellar year for handbell music in North Texas.
Our latest CD “Radiance” is available for sale!
It has been quite a few years since we produced our last CD “Christmas Favorites” and now the long wait for our next CD is now over.
We have really enjoyed putting this new collection of spiritually invigorating pieces together. Some are original handbell compositions and others are inspired arrangements of old favorites. Visit the our store page to see a complete track listing.
Please visit our CBFW Online Store to purchase your copy today!
Cost $15 + tax/shipping
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Thank you to all who have supported us over the years.
Your contributions have been an important part of our success.
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See What People are Saying…
Thank you to everyone who has had wonderfull things to say about Concert Bells.
I heard and INCREDIBLE concert last night by the Concert Bells of Fort Worth. Their technical mastery was astounding and their musicianship was first rate. They didn’t just play the music. They WERE the music. Congratulations to music director Stephanie Rhoades and the entire group!”
Handbell Composer and Clinician
The Concert Bells of Fort Worth “wowed” us all with an exciting concert during the Area IX Festival. Their performance was clean, sparkling and oh, so musical! Kudos to every ringer AND the director!!”
Anna Laura Page
Handbell Composer and Clinician
Concert Bells of Fort Worth, under the direction of Stephanie Rhoades, gave a concert that was nothing short of brilliant. With their concert titled “Young at Heart,” they wowed the audience with their musical precision and mastery. The selections they shared were a perfect combination of toe-tapping, young-at-heart music with occasional unexpected antics blended with pieces displaying the depth of soul the entire group has for music and handbells.”
Area IX 2010 Festival
Concert Bells ring with an enthusiasm and sparkle that engages the listener. Precision in the execution of simultaneously rung notes and accurate ringing clear the way for their beautiful musical expression to thrill the listener. The ensemble’s dynamic palate extends from the softest of pianissimos to the loudest fortissimos. Concert Bells are a “must hear!” I am very proud that I am a part of the history of this outstanding ringing ensemble!”
Beth Judd, 2010
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