Bell choir presents holiday program Dec. 8

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Handbells and tubular bells. Submitted photo

The Bruce Porter Memorial Music Series welcomes back The New England Ringers for their “Christmas Around the World” program at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8.

Hear beloved Christmas and Hanukkah music on a six-octave set of Schulmerich Handbells and a six-octave set of tubular bells called Choirchimes. The largest of the bronze bells, the G2, weighs 12 pounds, 2 ounces, and the smallest bell, the G8, weighs less than seven ounces! 

In December 2017, the inventive and brilliant arrangements of the New England Ringers drew handbell enthusiasts and directors of church handbell choirs from all over New England for their concert at South Church. The concert was standing room only. So come early to get a good seat. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $15. The church is wheelchair accessible from a side door. 

The Bruce Porter Memorial Music Series is held at South Congregational Church, 242 Salmon Brook St., and is supported by the music ministry of South Church and a grant from the Granby Education Foundation.