Events

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

The Wesley Bell Ringers Summer Tour 2024 in Mesquite

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free
The Wesley Bell Ringers will perform at First Baptist Church in Mesquite, Nevada, on Saturday, June 8 at 6 p.m. This will be the first concert on the choir’s 58th annual summer tour and will feature 16 teenage ringers playing more than 150 handbells and handchimes.
In 1963, The Wesley Bell Ringers, a music ministry of Christ United Methodist Church in Salt Lake City, UT, began with nine youth ringers and 25 bells. From the very beginning membership in the choir has been open to any youth dedicated to learning the art of handbell ringing and caring for their fellow ringers.
Fast forward 60 years! The 16 current ringers are the most recent of more than 500 youth who have participated in the choir. The experience and dedication has never changed. The choir developed a reputation for musical excellence that continues to open doors to exciting opportunities. The previous 57 summer tours have taken the choir to all 50 states and all but one of the Canadian provinces. They have performed at the US Capitol, Cathedral of the Pines National Monument, Mt. Rushmore, George Washington Masonic Memorial, Disneyland and Disneyworld. The choir has participated as the featured choir at numerous handbell festivals around the United States, and performed for The National Music Educators convention. Performances with The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and The Utah Symphony Orchestra have been repeated honors over the choir’s history. In 2017, the choir was invited to record with The Piano Guys on their album Christmas Together.
This year, the choir is thrilled to be invited to perform a solo concert as the featured youth choir at the Ringing Up! Festival on June 15, hosted by Area 11 of the Handbell Musicians of America in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Highlights from the 2024 summer concert include Disney’s “Go The Distance,” Léon Boëllmann’s “Toccata from Suite Gothique,” Sondra “Tucker’s “Christmas Kaleidoscope,” and commissioned selections from noted handbell composers Kevin McChesney and Joel Raney.
First Baptist Church is located at 830 E. Hafen Lane, Mesquite, Nevada. Admission to the concert is free and a freewill offering will be collected if attendees would like to support the choir.

Details

Date:
June 8
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
,
Website:
http://www.thewesleybellringers.com

Organizer

The Wesley Bell Ringers
Phone
801-230-5388
Email
thewesleybellringers@gmail.com
View Organizer Website

Venue

First Baptist Church
830 E Hafen Ln
Mesquite, NV 89027
+ Google Map
Phone
(702) 346-7061
View Venue Website