Ring in the Christmas Season as Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Ringers return for the third year in a row to Emlenton’s United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 3 at 2:00 PM. Experience the joy, wonder and beauty of the holiday season in their Winter Concert Program. The virtuosity of Pittsburgh’s premier handbell ensemble will be on display in delightful selections from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, as well as timeless favorites like O Christmas Tree, Stille Nacht and more. They take the magical sound of handbells to new heights – come join us and be amazed and inspired!
Three Rivers Ringers (TRR) was founded in 2010 by five handbell musicians with a passion to achieve musical excellence with challenging repertoire while pushing the boundaries of the handbell medium. Today, they are a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation and members of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council.
TRR in recent years have given 14 or more public performances annually (plus private events), premiered major new works for handbells and narrator, done a recording project and featured a wide range of classical music. They have also begun to acquire equipment of our own; in addition to tables, mallets, and a new set of Schulmerich Silver Melody Bells, they are extremely pleased to announce that after only 3.5 years of existence, Three Rivers Ringers has taken delivery of its own 6-octave set of Schulmerich handbells and 3 octaves of Schulmerich chimes!