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Our History

Concert Bells of Fort Worth - Celebrating 16 Years of Artistic Handbell Performance!

Historical Highlights

2015 Highlight
March An ooh, ahh moment. Our new lower 7th octave bass chimes arrived! They are taller than us!
April & May “Reflections in Bronze” — A Tribute to David R. Davidson concert series. Debut of 7th octave bass chimes in concert. Locations: First UMC-Fort Worth, Resurrection Lutheran-Plano and Lewisville Public Library
June & August Recording for Choristers Guild Demo CD at Lovers Lane UMC
July Served as local liasons for Handbell Musicians of American National Event PINNACLE held at the DFW Hyatt Regency.
July FEATURE PERFORMANCE at PINNACLE: It was a huge honor to be chosen to perform at Handbell Musicians of American National Event PINNACLE! We played selections from our spring concert series Reflections in Bronze for our largest audience to date. It was truly an excellent artistic handbell performance.
September Began rehearsals for our Eighteenth season on 9/1/15.
September North Texas Giving Day and launch of Tone It Down Music Makers Campaign. Tag line: A Bb2 would be A# addition to our bass line! New Bb2 bell ordered.
November Our new Bb2 aluminum bass bell arrived!
December “Ringing in the Holidays” Concert Series. Locations: First Christian Church-Arlington, First UMC-Richard (with FUMCR Chorus & Richardson Symphony Orchestra, Northaven UMC-Dallas and Hurst Public Library. Debut of new Bb2 in concert.
2014 Highlight
May & June Childhood Memories: A Trip Down Memory Lane concert series. Locations: Christ the Servant Lutheran Church-Allen, Northaven UMC-Dallas, St Andrew Catholic Church-Fort Worth
July & August Recording for Choristers Guild Demo CD
September North Texas Giving Day and launch of Boost the Bass Campaign. Funds raised allowed us to purchase the lower 7th octave chimes.
August Ringer auditions held at Emmanual Presbyterian on 8/26/14. Welcomed 1 new ringer.
September Began rehearsals for our Seventeenth season on 9/2/14.
December “Christmas Portraits” Concert Series. Locations: St Joseph Village Chapel-Coppell, Christ the Servant Lutheran-Allen, Hurst Public Library and Northaven UMC-Dallas.
2013 Highlight
June Let’s Dance concert series celebrating the joy of dance music. We had everyone bouncing in their seats. Locations: Whites Chapel UMC-Southlake, King of Glory Lutheran-Dallas
June & August Recording for Choristers Guild Demo CD
September Concert: Greater Dallas Handbell Association Fall Workshop Feature Concert. Several members also taught classes.
September Ringer auditions held at Emmanual Presbyterian on 9/10/13. Welcomed 2 new ringers, and said goodbye to another.
September Began rehearsals for our Sixteenth season on 9/17/13.
December Christmas Concerts: Coppell, Grapevine, Irving and Dallas.
2012 Highlight
March Attended the first Texas Bronzefest in Waco with many other Texas based community and college handbell groups. David Harris (Raleigh Ringers) and Stephanie Wiltse (Embellish) were the guest clinicians.
April Released our new “CD Radiance” in cooperation with Choristers Guild
April Spring Concerts: A Salute to Leroy Anderson & More; Hurst and Dallas
May Spring Concert: A Salute to Leroy Anderson & More; Denton with the Denton Community Band
June & August Recording for Choristers Guild Demo CD
September Concert: Coppell
September Ringer auditions held at Emmanual Presbyterian on 9/11/12. Welcomed 3 new ringers, and one returning member.
September Began rehearsals for our Fifteenth season on 9/18/12.
December Christmas Concert: A Feast of Carols; Roanoke, Ft. Worth and Dallas.
December Received our brand new 6th octave upper bells and new Port-A-Bells cases for 5 octaves
2011 Highlight
April Played for a wedding at Northaven United Methodist Church
May Spring concerts "Celebrate America! Exploring Our Musical Diversity" held in Mansfield and Irving
August Recording for Choristers Guild Demo CD
September 9/11 Commemorative Concert with 1st Presby Mesquite at Mesquite Arts Center. Our first concert playing in the dark when the lights went out 15 minutes before concert time.
September Ringer auditions held at Emmanual Presbyterian on 9/13/11. Welcomed 2 new ringers, increasing our numbers to 15.
December A Global Holiday Music Celebration concert series presented in Granbury, Waxahachie, Dallas and Hurst.
2010 Highlight
March Received our brand new 6th octave Malmark choirchimes and rack
June Spring concerts "Young at Heart" A Handbell Musical Experience held in Denton and Dallas
June Performed AGEHR Area IX showcase concert "Young at Heart" in Arlington, Texas. Highly complimentary reviews received.
August Completed Choristers Guild Demo CD
September Ringer auditions held at Emmanual Presbyterian.
The number of ringers increased to 14.
December Program given at Elementary School in Grapevine
December "Christmas Reflections" Holiday Concert Series in Lewisville and Roanoke.
2009 Highlight
April First spring concert "Contemplation and Celebration" in Plano
May Second spring concert "Music for the Soul" with Denton Commmunity Band in Denton
May Third spring concert "Contemplation and Celebration" in Hurst
July Fourth spring concert "Contemplation and Celebration" in Waxahachie
August Completed Choristers Guild Demo CD
August Held Ringer Auditions
December "Kneeling in Bethlehem" Holiday Concert Series in Dallas, Plano and Fort Worth
Introduced PowerPoint images into the concert experience
December Chosen as Showcase Ensemble for the Showcase Concert at the 2010 AGEHR Area IX Festival to be held in Arlington, Texas June 25-26, 2010
2008 Highlight
April Participated in GDHA Spring Festival at Brookhaven College. Performed Hart Morris' "Dance at Dawn" as a solo piece with Hart as part of our percussion ensemble
May Concert Series with The Austin Handbell Ensemble in Waco, Dallas and Austin
August Completed Choristers Guild Demo CD
September Held Ringer Auditions
December Holiday Concert Series "Joys of the Season" in Denton, Ft. Worth, Richardson and Southlake
December 10 Year Reunion Concert in Richardson. CBFW Alumni joined us in ringing "The Earth Shall Ring" during our holiday program. Reunion party with alumni, family & friends followed the concert.
2007 Highlight
April/May Spring Concerts in Plano and Granbury
July At National AGEHR Seminar in Dallas; Served as Local Liaison and presented a Hymn Festival
August Completed Choristers Guild Demo CD
August Held Ringer Auditions
November Launched new web site with major redesign
December Debut of new black and royal blue concert attire
December Holiday Concert Series "Christmas Around the World" in Dallas and Fort Worth
2006 Highlight
April Spring Concert in Arlington
May Texas Music Project Benefit Concert in Dallas
August Completed Choristers Guild Demo Recording which included Rock Around the Clock by our own Carol Lynn Mizell
December Holiday Concert Series including three concerts with Arts Council of Northeast Tarrant County (ARTSNET) in Saginaw, Euless, and Hurst and one joint concert with the Irving Chorale
2005 Highlight
April Participated in Brookhaven Festival
July At National AGEHR Seminar in Dallas; Served as Local Liaison and Masterclass Choir; Rang for the Worship Service
September Featured performer at Greater Dallas Handbell Association Seminar
September Completed Choristers Guild Demo Recording
December Holiday Concert Series (Dallas, Fort Worth)
2004 Highlight
January Served as Local Liaison for National AGEHR Pinnacle
February Completed Holiday Favorites Christmas CD and commenced CD sales
April Joint concert with the Denton Community Band
June Summer Concert at Theatre at the Bedford Boys Ranch
August Summer Concert at First Baptist Church, Ardmore, OK
December Holiday Concert Series (Rockwall, Dallas, Fort Worth)
2003 Highlight
January Selected as local liaison for AGEHR’s Pinnacle event to be held in Dallas in 2004.
March Stephanie Scott named as Conductor and Artistic Director
March Recorded Choristers Guild Fall Demo CD
April Spring Concert Series (Hurst and Denton)
April Denton - joint concert with Denton Community Band
September Recorded Choristers Guild Spring Demo CD
December Holiday Concert Series (Arlington, Denton, and Hurst)
December Arlington - Joint concert with the Arlington Choral Society
December Denton - Benefit Concert for My Daily Bread Soup
2002 Highlight
April Recorded Choristers Guild Fall Demo CD
May Began recording our first CD (working title “Holiday Favorites”)
October Recorded Choristers Guild Spring Demo CD
November Master Class, Arlington (Mary Kay Parrish, clinician)
December Holiday Concert Series (Euless, Arlington & Fort Worth)
December Arlington ­ joint concert with Arlington Choral Society and Arlington ISD Girls & Boys Choirs
2001 Highlight
February Private concert for Mardi Gras Madness, Richardson.
March Recorded Choristers Guild Fall Demo CD
March Carol Lynn Mizell and Karen Thompson named as Co- Conductors
May Spring Concert Series (Jacksonville & Fort Worth)
May Jacksonville ­ joint concert with East Texas Handbell Ensemble
June Flag Day concert (Bedford)
October Recorded Choristers Guild Spring Demo CD
December Holiday Concert Series (Fort Worth & Hurst)
2000 Highlight
January Representatives attended AGEHR’s Pinnacle 2000 in Las Vegas
March Benefit Concert in Hurst for North East Emergency Distribution
April/May Spring Concert Series (Fort Worth, Arlington, Dallas)
May Recorded Choristers Guild handbell music for Fall Demo CD
June Local Liaison Committee for AGEHR Area IX Festival, Arlington
August Private concert for the triennial conference of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity for Women, Dallas. (The first handbell ensemble to be invited to perform.)
October Stephanie Rhoades Scott named as Interim Conductor and Artistic Director
December Holiday Concert Series (Dallas, Fort Worth, Denton, Grapevine)
December Denton benefit concert for Interfaith Ministries of Denton
1999 Highlight
February Participated in a GDHA Festival, Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch
June Spring Concert Series (Fort Worth & Okmulgee, Oklahoma)
June Participated in AGEHR National Festival Conference, Tulsa, Oklahoma
October Hosted Invitational Handbell Workshop, Fort Worth (Beth Watson, Clinician)
December Holiday Concert Series (Arlington, Dallas & Denton)
December Became an affiliate member of the Arts Council of Northeast Tarrant County
1998 Highlight
Summer Steering Committee met to work on founding a Community handbell choir
September Beth Watson named as Conductor and Artistic Director
Dec. 8 Premier Concert, Irving

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