Spring Concert Series:Childhood Memories – A Trip Down Memory Lane
This concert is all about the soundtracks of our childhoods. No, not the Top 20 from a certain year, and maybe not even the songs you remember best now, but all the music that was such a part of your life it can lie forgotten for years–and then take you back in a second to a place and time before the burdens of adulthood. During childhood, there is a brief time when we live without genre: when classical music and swing and rock & roll and joke-songs are all in there somewhere, playing behind the movies of our lives. And as we discovered putting together this concert, a lot of that soundtrack is the same from generation to generation. In a choir of all different ages, our soundtracks overlap. It's a little magical, and we invite you to come share that magic with us.
We have a bouncing new “baby” bell!
Thanks to an anonymous “Music Maker”, we are the proud new owners of an aluminum B2 bell. Our new bell is not exactly small in size but she is the newest kid on the block! Check her out at one of our spring concerts or see some photos on our Facebook page. Perhap you would like to become a Music Maker too! Ask us how!
Are you or do you know of anyone interested in hosting one of our spring concerts? We still have some open dates. Please contact Karen Thompson for more information. 817-239-6974
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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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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