Watch: 2021 Virtual English Handbell Festival


For more than 40 years, handbell choirs from the New York City area and beyond have gathered at The Riverside Church for a weekend of glorious massed ringing. Choirs were busy preparing for the 2020 Festival when the coronavirus pandemic ended all thoughts of ringing together. During the 2020-2021 season, many groups adapted and found ways to rehearse and perform, either virtually or in-person. This Virtual Festival compiles recordings of these groups, embodying their resiliency in these uncertain times. Featuring:

The Riverside Ringers
Dwight-Englewood Handbell Ensemble
Hewitt Ringers
The Combined Choirs of St. Matthews UMC
Emanuel Ringers
Katonah Celebration Ringers

Make plans to see us back in person for the 43rd Annual English Handbell Festival on April 24, 2022.