Ringing Since 1981!


  

Coming Events

The Annual
Spring Meat Sale
Is Happening Now!

Order before April 18. Delivery the week of May 13.
For More Information See The Fundraising Page

Concert
April 27, 2014-4:00 PM
First Congregational Church
201 Niles Avenue
Saint Joseph, Michigan

 

Spring Concert
May 18, 2014-4:00 PM
Westwood Church of God
811 Gorham Lane
Kalamazoo, Michigan

 

   


 

 

Why Should I Come To A KR Concert?

  • The music is so unique and beautiful!
  • The ringers have a passion for handbells and it shows in their ringing.
  • You can tell all your friends what handbells look and sound like.
  • No tickets are needed for KR's concerts - just come and enjoy!
  • You'll hear original compositions as well as old-time favorites.
  • Do handbells really sound like the pedals of an organ?
  • You will see the Ringers work magic with their hands.
  • It's the up-and-coming musical phenomenon of the century!
  • YOU'LL HAVE A BLAST!

 

The Kalamazoo Ringers is the oldest  continuously operating community choir in the country.  Founded in 1981, the choir has played extensively throughout Southwest Michigan, as well as touring throughout the Midwest, Ontario, England, and Japan.  The choir is directed by its founder, Janet L. Van Valey and hosted by the Westwood Church of God in Kalamazoo.

The fifteen ringers play a six octave set of Malmark handbells along with a seven octave set of Malmark Choirchimes.  The choir is a member and strong supporter of the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, and The American Guild of English Handbell Ringers.  They have attended and served as featured artists at numerous workshops and festivals sponsored by the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers, Inc.  


Our Newest Release

The Kalamazoo Ringers are celebrating their 30th season by releasing a new CD! Simply Sacred, our newest production is a collection of songs of our faith, including classics, traditional, and contemporary hymns.

Click here for more information
on our newest offering!

 

More Recordings Available

The Kalamazoo Ringers offer three recordings for your listening enjoyment. 

Simply Sacred, a collection of songs of our faith, including classics, traditional, and contemporary hymns.

Sounds of the Season, featuring both sacred and secular holiday favorites.

Musically Yours featuring the combined sounds of handbells and Choirchimes playing hymn tunes, light classics, and original compositions for bells. 

Our recordings will be available at our concerts, or for more information, please contact us.


Kalamazoo Ringers Featured In Kalamazoo Gazette

An article in the Kalamazoo Gazette highlighted the 30 years of the Kalamazoo Ringers. You can read the article by clicking here.


Visit Us At The Community Thrift
In Paw Paw

The second Saturday of each month, the Kalamazoo Ringers help
at the Community Thrift Shop in Paw Paw. See the
Fundraising page for more information.

 

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info@kalamazooringers.org

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