Founded in 2010, Ring Sarasota handbell ensemble presents concerts that appeal to one and all. The auditioned advanced handbell ringers hail from New Port Richey, Palm Harbor, Bradenton and Sarasota and perform a wide variety of music ranging from classical literature by George Bizet and Mussorgsky, a taste of Americana, a tribute to the Armed Forces to other original compositions written specifically for handbells.
Season three included the movement “Jupiter – the Bringer of Jollity” from “The Planets” by Gustav Holst which was transcribed for handbells by Ring Sarasota’s director Rick Holdsworth and will soon be published by From the Top Music.
This season, our fourth, has the theme “Music From Around the World” and will feature music from around the globe including music from Russia, Japan, the Caribbean, Africa, England and the USA.
Ring Sarasota utilizes five octaves of Malmark Handbells and four and a half octaves of Malmark Choirchimes.
The group finished its second season with a recording session and their first CD project.
Enjoy our webpage and we look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming concerts.