MSO is proud to present the internationally acclaimed Raleigh Ringers in concert on Saturday, August 27, 2022, at 7 PM.
Since its founding in 1990, The Raleigh Ringers has dazzled audiences with unique interpretations of sacred, secular, and popular music, including famous rock 'n' roll tunes arranged just for handbells.
Under the direction of David M. Harris, The Raleigh Ringers has performed in 39 States and the District of Columbia, France, England, and Canada; live on the nationally syndicated “Bob and Tom Show” radio show; and on the “Hour of Power” at the Crystal Cathedral in California. In addition to six albums, The Raleigh Ringers has released two full holiday concert videos available on DVD and Blu-ray. Two one-hour concert specials were created from the first DVD and broadcast on over 250 American Public Television stations in 45 states. A new, one-hour holiday special based on the second DVD aired over 400 times in 38 states in its first year of national distribution.
The Raleigh Ringers promotes the art of handbell ringing by
  • Presenting entertaining performances of advanced handbell music to the widest possible audience;
  • Commissioning composers to create works for advanced handbell choirs;
  • Supporting and encouraging fellow handbell musicians;
  • Offering educational opportunities through classes and event sponsorship.
The Raleigh Ringers sponsor two annual handbell festivals (one for youth and one for adults), a professional performance event (Virtuoso), workshops, classes, and reading sessions in Raleigh throughout the year. The Raleigh Ringers has made a significant impact on the world’s handbell music repertoire by commissioning more than 125 compositions and arrangements for handbells.