Bells of the Lakes is a community handbell ensemble representing the Twin Cities of Minnesota and is directed by William H. Mathis, a nationally known conductor and arranger of handbell and choral music. Bells of the Lakes maintains a membership in the Handbell Musicians of America and supports the work and activities of Area VII.
Our Next Events
in the Twin Cities Metro
2013 Bells of the Lakes Handbell Seminar
Saturday, August 24th, 2013
Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church
This annual summer event features classes to encourage and educate handbell ensemble directors and ringers. There are classes available for experience ringers, beginning ringers and directors. Courses are taught by Bells of the Lakes. Choose classes that interest you and help get you motivated. Come and join us for this fun event to kick off your season of ringing this Fall. The event includes a performance from Bells of the Lakes featuring the music for BellFest 2013. Saturday’s sessions run from 9:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. with registration at 8:30 a.m. Register online at Seminar Webpage. If you have any questions please contact bellsofthelakesmanager @ gmail.com .
Bells of the Lakes is excited to announce the digital release of our first album in addition to our christmas CD. Bells of the Lakes is now available for download at iTunes and CDbaby.com with many more digital retailers to come. As always, you can order a physical CD on our website here.
Bells of the Lakes is very thankful and appreciative of our Patrons and Volunteers during our 2011-2012 season. With their financial support, Bells of the Lakes finished its 2011-2012 fiscal year in the black, something that hasn’t happened in a few years.
In response to their outpouring of support, Bells of the Lakes is commissioning a piece of music in memory of founding member Su Southwick. Also starting in our 2012-2013 season, Bells of the Lakes will be sending thank you gifts to our patrons.
Check out the Support webpage for more details!