The Bellissima Ringers handbell quartet was formed in September 1997 and now collectively represents about 75 years of handbell ringing experience. Since its inception, the quartet has enjoyed a busy schedule of ringing. In 2003, Bellissima Ringers appeared in concert with the London-based semi-professional brass ensemble, BRASSROOTS, performed at Guelph Fest, and at the Stratford Summer Music Festival. They played the handbell part in the Toronto production, broadcast nationally on CBC-TV, of Noye's Fludde, part of Benjamin Britten: A Celebration. In June 2004, they performed this piece again as part of a tribute to Nicolas Goldschmidt (The Joy of Niki) at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto. In addition to performances at many London & area churches, the quartet has also performed at the London Convention Centre for the convention of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association, at the Covent Garden Market, and at the University of Western Ontario, entertaining President Davenport's special guests at his Christmas Holiday Reception. The group has appeared on two London television shows: the New PL's New Day, and Rogers TV's Daytime, as well as performing on CJBK Radio's Talk of the Town with host Jim Chapman. In July 2005, Bellissima Ringers performed in concert as part of the Canadian handbell Festival, Ringing Link: Penticton, BC at which Susan was a massed conductor. On the same trip, their short tour of BC included two concerts in Vancouver, one on Gabriola Island and another in Kelowna. The Bellissima Ringers' wide range of repertoire is suitable for church services, weddings, concerts and special events, and will provide a unique and beautiful element to any such occasion.
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