Events

For photos of previous events, click the appropriate year below.

  • Sat
    16
    Oct
    2004

    The Kalamazoo Ringers performed with the Battle Creek Boychoir and the Battle Creek Girls' Chorus October 16th, 2004. The concert was reviewed by Jeffe Huls of the Battle Creek Enquirer. Mr. Huls is a choral conducting graduate student and voice teacher. A part of the review follows:

    "The last half of the concert was presented by the Kalamazoo Ringers under the direction of Jan VanValey. These ringers provided the diversity and music interest for which the concert audience longed. The ringing was balanced from player to player, infused with aerobic energy, exciting ringing techniques, and sonorous, thick harmonic textures. It was easy to get lost in the sound of this ensemble as they offered a diverse repertoire ranging from contemporary to gospel/jazz to percussive arrangements of hymns..."

  • Fri
    27
    Nov
    2009

    Read an article about the Kalamazoo Ringers in the Kalamazoo Shopper here

  • Mon
    16
    May
    2011

    The Kalamazoo Ringers were featured in an article in the Kalamazoo Gazette on May 16, 2011 celebrating their 30th year. You can read the full article here.

  • Sun
    11
    May
    2014
    4:00 pmGrace Harbor Church, 811 Gorham Lane, Kalamazoo, MI

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  • Sat
    22
    Nov
    2014
    Second Reformed Church 2323 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo, MI

    A one-day festival for full and partial choirs.

  • Tue
    02
    Dec
    2014
    7:30 pmFirst Presbyterian, Kalamazoo MI

  • Tue
    09
    Dec
    2014
    7:00 pmWyndham West, Kalamazoo, MI

    Every year the Kalamazoo Ringers perform for the residents of Wyndham West, part of the Heritage Community of Kalamazoo. This is well over our 20th year performing here and we absolutely loved it. Thank you to Wyndham for welcoming us into your home!

  • Tue
    01
    Dec
    2015
    7:30 pmCenterpoint Church, 2345 N. 10th St. Kalamazoo, MI

    Kzoo

    Start the Christmas season off right, now! It's a Christmas tradition. For the seventh year the Kalamazoo Male Chorus will join with the Kalamazoo Ringers and the Kalamazoo Brass to present Christmas in Kalamazoo, a concert filled with handbells, voices, and brass instruments. This year's special guests include soprano Dr. Kimberly Dunn Adams, organists/pianists Paul Flyger and Kory Heitzig, and narrator Dr. Janice Brown. The concert will be presented on Tuesday, December 1st at 7:30 PM at Centerpoint Church, 2345 N. 10th St. Admission is free. Bring a friend to this collaboration of talented musicians, for a concert of Christmas music that will stir your soul

  • Tue
    08
    Dec
    2015
    7:00 pmWyndham West, Kalamazoo, MI

    Every year the Kalamazoo Ringers perform for the residents of Wyndham West, part of the Heritage Community of Kalamazoo. This is well over our 20th year performing here and we absolutely loved it. Thank you to Wyndham for welcoming us into your home!

  • Sun
    13
    Dec
    2015
    4:00 pmGrace Harbor Church, 811 Gorham Lane, Kalamazoo, MI

    2015 Christmas Poster

    The Kalamazoo Ringers, will present a free holiday concert to the public on Sunday, December 13th at 4:00pm. The concert, "Christmas Memories" will include a multitude of familiar Christmas hymns and fun holiday tunes. Every year, the Kalamazoo Ringers give back to the community by presenting their holiday concert free of charge to the public, and use help from the audience to donate hundreds of hats, scarves, and mittens to area missions. Bring your donations and well as your friends to this great holiday experience!

  • Sun
    21
    Feb
    2016
    3:30 pm30450 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, Michigan

    Bronzefest 2016 Combines Seven Handbell Ensembles in Mass Concert

    Classical Bells is hosting the 2016 Bronzefest Invitational, an event that brings seven advanced level handbell ensembles together for a weekend workshop and performance. The event will be held at Orchard United Methodist Church, 30450 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, Michigan. It includes a concert on February 21, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. in the church’s Ministry Activity Center. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. Seating is limited.

    Leading the workshop is Fred Gramman, an internationally known composer and arranger and Director of Music and Organist at the American Church in Paris, France.

    Handbell choirs from Ohio, West Virginia, and Michigan will join the Kalamazoo Ringers in concert and each ensemble will ring a prepared solo during the concert on February 21.

  • Sun
    13
    Mar
    2016
    4:00 pmMilwood United Methodist Church 3919 Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

    Join us for our first concert of the Spring 2016 season!

    http://www.milwoodunitedmethodistchurch.org/

     

  • Sun
    17
    Apr
    2016
    4:00 pm45 N. Manning Street, Hillsdale, MI, 49242

    Join us for our second concert of the Spring 2016 season!

    http://hillsdalefirstumc.com/

  • Sat
    21
    May
    2016
    Van Valey's

    Several alumni joined our current members for dinner at director Janet Van Valey's house.

  • Sun
    22
    May
    2016
    4:00 pmGrace Harbor Church, 811 Gorham Lane, Kalamazoo, MI

    In recognition of our 35th anniversary, The Kalamazoo Ringers are celebrating with a Spring Concert Birthday Bash!  Join us May 22, 2016 at 4:00pm at Grace Harbor Church in Kalamazoo for a celebration concert followed by birthday goodies. The concert repertoire contains several of KR's favorite songs from the last 35 years. Several alumni will be in attendance to celebrate with us and we hope you can celebrate with us too!

  • Sun
    17
    Jul
    2016
    7:00 pmPortage United Church of Christ 2731 West Milham, Portage, MI

    The Kalamazoo Ringers are excited to host Forté, an advanced handbell quartet in July on their return trip from the Handbell Musicians of America National Seminar in Rochester, NY.

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    Based in Colorado Springs, Forté is an advanced quartet marked by artistry, energy, and dedication to their craft. In pursuit of musical excellence, Forté strives to explore, innovate, inspire, and glorify God through the gift of music.

    Formed in 2007 from members of the Pikes Peak Ringers in Colorado Springs, Forté began as an extended outlet for advanced ringers, but it soon emerged as a unique performance and educational quartet, quickly developing an elite reputation within the handbell world. They launched their own tour in 2009 and performed at Pinnacle, a national advanced handbell event, in 2010. Now Forté is entering a new phase, transitioning into a more active and professional organization, which they kicked off with “New Beginnings” and continued with “Crescendo.”

    Forté is currently preparing their next concerts, which they will take on the road in July of 2016 as they make their way to and from the Handbell Musicians of America National Seminar in Rochester, NY, where they are proud to be presenting a feature concert! For this tour, Forté is learning several new (and very cool) pieces that they can’t wait to share with new and expanded audiences!

    For more information about Forté, visit their website: http://fortehandbells.org/

  • Tue
    29
    Nov
    2016
    7:30 pmCenterpoint Church, Kalamazoo

    Start the Christmas season off right, now! It's a Christmas tradition. For the seventh year the Kalamazoo Male Chorus will join with the Kalamazoo Ringers and the Kalamazoo Brass to present Christmas in Kalamazoo, a concert filled with handbells, voices, and brass instruments. The concert will be presented on Tuesday, November 29th at 7:30 PM at Centerpoint Church, 2345 N. 10th St. Admission is free. Bring a friend to this collaboration of talented musicians, for a concert of Christmas music that will stir your soul.

  • Tue
    13
    Dec
    2016
    7:00 pmGrace Harbor Church, 811 Gorham Lane, Kalamazoo, MI

    NOTICE! CONCERT RESCHEDULED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.

    The Kalamazoo Ringers, will present a free holiday concert to the public on TUESDAY, December 13th at 7:00pm. The concert, "Christmas Journeys" will include a multitude of familiar Christmas hymns and fun holiday tunes. Every year, the Kalamazoo Ringers give back to the community by presenting their holiday concert free of charge to the public, and use help from the audience to donate hundreds of hats, scarves, and mittens to area missions. Bring your donations and well as your friends to this great holiday experience!

  • Sun
    19
    Mar
    2017
    4:00 pmZion Lutheran Church, 135 W Green St, Marshall, MI

    The Kalamazoo Ringers start off their Spring Concert Tour with a performance in Marshall, MI @ Zion Lutheran Church on Sunday, March 19th, 2017.

    This concert includes some of our all-time favorites from the last 36 years, as well as some new fun and exciting arrangements to help us (and you) "ring in" the Spring season with lots of energy. We hope you can join us for the afternoon. Bring your friends, family, neighbors, and music-loving strangers!

    135 W Green St
    Marshall, MI

  • Sun
    23
    Apr
    2017
    4:00 pmMuskegon Central United Methodist Church, 1011 2nd St Muskegon, MI 49440

    The Kalamazoo Ringers continue their Spring Concert Tour with a performance in Muskegon, MI @ Central United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 23rd, 2017.

    This concert includes some of our all-time favorites from the last 36 years, as well as some new fun and exciting arrangements to help us (and you) "ring in" the Spring season with lots of energy. We hope you can join us for the afternoon. Bring your friends, family, neighbors, and music-loving strangers!

    1011 2nd St
    Muskegon, MI 49440

  • Sun
    21
    May
    2017
    4:00 pmGrace Harbor Church, 811 Gorham Lane, Kalamazoo, MI

    The Kalamazoo Ringers complete their Spring Concert Tour with a performance in our host church @ Grace Harbor in Kalamazoo on Sunday, May 21st, 2017.

    This concert includes some of our all-time favorites from the last 36 years, as well as some new fun and exciting arrangements to help us (and you) "ring in" the Spring season with lots of energy. We hope you can join us for the afternoon. Bring your friends, family, neighbors, and music-loving strangers!

  • Mon
    26
    Jun
    2017
    Sat
    01
    Jul
    2017
    Fort Wayne, IN; Flatwoods, KY; Cincinnati, OH; Worthington, OH; Stow, OH

    Monday – June 26
    Plymouth Congregational Church
    501 W. Berry Street
    Ft. Wayne, IN 46802
    Concert – 7:30 pm – TV promo at 5pm

    Tuesday – June 27
    Advance Memorial United Methodist Church
    1007 Bellefonte Road
    Flatwoods, KY 41130
    Concert – 7pm

    Wednesday – June 28
    Church of the Saviour United Methodist Church
    8005 Pfeiffer Road
    Cincinnati, OH 45242
    Concert – 7pm

    Friday – June 30
    Worthington United Methodist Church
    600 High Street
    Worthington, OH 43085 (Columbus area)
    Concert – 7pm

    Saturday – July 1
    Stow Presbyterian Church
    4150 Fishcreek Road
    Stow, OH 44224
    Concert – 7pm