LUMBERTON — The Raleigh Ringers, an internationally acclaimed community hand bell choir based in Raleigh, returns to the Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater for a performance on April 9 at 3 p.m.
Since its founding in 1990, The Raleigh Ringers has been dazzling concert audiences with unique interpretations of sacred, secular and popular music, including famous rock ‘n’ roll tunes arranged just for hand bells.
Under the direction of David M. Harris, The Raleigh Ringers has released five CDs, and a DVD of a holiday concert titled One Winter Evening at Meymandi. This same concert was also broadcast on more than 250 public television stations in 44 states.
The group has performed in 39 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and France during its tours, and plays two dates each year at a major venue in Raleigh. The Raleigh Ringers also sponsors an annual festival for children who play handbells, an annual festival for advanced adult ringers, a beginning ringers workshop, and a read and ring for advanced ringers and teaches handbell techniques classes at Raleigh Ringers Central several times a year.
Tickets range between $10 and $25. Contact the theater for group rates.
Tickets can be purchased at any time online through the theater’s web site at www.carolinaciviccenter.com or in person or by telephone from noon until 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through the theater’s administrative offices or by calling the theater at 910-738-4339. The box office opens for ticket sales one hour prior to a performance.
The Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater is located at 315 N. Chestnut St. in the heart of downtown Lumberton.