Golden Bells of Atlanta   Atlanta’s Premier Community Handbell Choir

Our 2018 Concerts

Nothing says the holidays like Christmas music presented by the Golden Bells of Atlanta -- Atlanta’s premier community handbell choir. Established in 1995, we are a unique and entertaining group that includes ringers from all parts of Atlanta who bring over 375 years of combined ringing experience to the tables.  Our group has performed over 150 concerts over the last 22 years and has recorded 4 CDs.  Our Christmas concert will include a variety of musical styles including classical, traditional, sacred, and secular.  The repertoire includes full handbell choir, small ensemble and solo ringing. Join us as we ring in the season through the beautiful musical sound of handbells.

Plan to buy some CD’s as gifts. We hope to see you at one of these venues. Don’t forget to bring your quarters! They will be collected at each concert and then sent to Kenya to buy Christmas gifts for children.

 

If you'd like to see videos of our songs, click here!

T'was the Night of Golden Bells
T'was the day of the concert and throughout the church hall,
Time was approaching for our arrival call.
The tables were ready for the bells to be set.
Was everyone here, Roxanne started to fret.
Tommy and Marci arrived with all the bells in tow,
Was Rhonda here yet, did anyone know?
Brooke and her camera followed Nato and his gear.
Sarah came with the little rainstick, which you could hardly hear.
Crisanne was here with the mallets and the music in the crate,
Jo and Sara followed behind, our numbers were now at eight.
Judy and Lea came in, helping Frank with his bell set,
Suzy and Bill were at the info table, was Rhonda here yet?
Our warm-ups began and we rehearsed through each song,
We all left to change clothes; the concert time won't be long,
Snacks, drinks, and a prayer circle, now it's time to walk down the aisle,
We line up and go, while Frank yells, "and remember to smile."
A new easy piece, (Franks dressing song) of Little Saint Nick,
An eight bar phrase we keep repeating, Frank, you'd better be quick.
Only one time through the phrase, is that sleigh bells I hear
It's Belvis, it's Belvis, he's really here.
With white jump suit on and covered in bling,
He approached the bell table, ready to ring.
The Bellvettes were all the ready, feather boas on, chimes in hand,
Nato playing the bass bells, Belvis yells, "You ready, my man?"
White Christmas, Blue Christmas, and Carol of the Bells by the quartet,
Now, back to the large group, we're not done yet.
It's time now to take you for a ride in the sleigh,
Funny Christmas hats on our heads and ending with the horse's neigh.
From the audience's standing ovation, another song from us you can coax,
Looney Tunes for our encore..."That's all folks."

 

We hope you can join us for one of our Christmas Concerts:

Monday, December 3, 2018, 7:30pm
Alpharetta Presbyterian Church
180 Academy St.
Alpharetta, GA 30009   tel. 770.751.0033
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Monday, December 10, 2018, 7:30pm
Due West United Methodist Church

3956 Due West Rd. NW
Marietta, GA 30064   tel. 770.427.3835
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Friday, December 14, 2018, 7:30pm
Jasper United Methodist Church

85 West Church Street
Jasper, GA. 30143   tel. 706.253.2100
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Monday, December 17, 2018, 7:30pm
Douglasville First Presbyterian Church

9190 Campbellton Street
Douglasville, GA. 30134   tel. 770.942.0710
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Joining us at the December 17 concert in Douglasville is the Douglas County Chamber Singers.
Click here to learn more about this wonderful group!

 

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