SJYM Handbell Performance Schedule

At home and in the commmunity

Handbell ringers and choir singers performing at St. John's

The Rockin’ Ringers performed for the congregation on October 1, Harvest Sunday

The Handbell Ringers of St. John’s are performing throughout the fall and in the Christmas season.

They perform at venues in and around Toronto as well as here at home. At St. John’s you will find them at the regular services on selected Sundays, at special services such as Christmas Candlelight and Carols, and of course at the musical highlight of the season, Sing and Ring.

September to December, 2017
Date Event Time and Admission Performers
October 1
Harvest Sunday at St. John’s  9:00 a.m. – Sacred Table
10:30 a.m. – Open Door
Rockin’ Ringers
November 2
The St. John’smen’s Annual Dinner
With guest speaker surgical oncologist Dr. Peter K. Stotland
6:30 p.m. – Reception
7:30 p.m. – Dinner
Adult $30
Father and son (or uncle and nephew, etc) $55
Visitors Welcome
Brass Ringers serve dinner
November 5
St. John’s Remembrance Day Services  9:00 a.m. – Sacred Table
10:30 a.m. – Open Door
Ingram Ringers
November 18
At St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral: A Massed Handbell Concert featuring seven handbell choirs from across the Toronto area 7:30 p.m.
Adult $10
Child 7-12 $5
Child 0-6 free
Public Event
Rockin’ Ringers
November 19
At the Toronto Christmas Market on the main stage in the Distillery District 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.
4:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Public Event
Ingram Ringers
November 25
Fenelon Falls Santa Day with free activities and entertainment throughout the day. Parade at 5 p.m. 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. near Slices and Scoops Gingerbread House
Public Event
Ingram Ringers
November 29
Atrium Lights at Ricarda’s, 134 Peter Street, Toronto. Mulled wine, hot chocolate, gingerbread, choir, handbell ringers, Santa Claus. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 6:00 to 6:17 p.m.
Public Event
Ingram Ringers
December 2
Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra Concert
at St. Michaels College Centre for the Arts, 1515 Bathurst St., Toronto: A Joyful Noise
3:00 p.m.
Adult $25,
Student $15
Public Event
Guest artists: Brass Ringers and Swansea School of Dance
December 10
St. John’s Christmas
Sing and Ring

Penguin_smallA fun family concert featuring handbells, band, vocal choir, and audience participation.
3:00 p.m.
Public Event
Free-will offering for outreach
Brass Ringers, Ingram Ringers, Rockin’ Ringers, Band and Choir
December 17
St. John’s Candlelight Christmas Carol Service 7:00 p.m. Brass Ringers
December 24
St. John’s Christmas Eve Family and Children’s Service 5:00 p.m. Alumni plus

Our Performers:

  • Ingram Ringers: adult bell ringers
  • Brass Ringers: teens and young adult bell ringers
  • Rockin’ Ringers: youth in grades 7 to 10

Learn more about the Handbell programs at St. John’s here. The handbells have been a part of the music tradition at St. John’s for over 40 years. For young people, being a part of a handbell choir is a wonderful way to learn how to read and perform music, to learn to play a unique instrument, to gain interpersonal skills and confidence, and to have some fun in concerts at home and on road trips.

Add some wonderful handbell music to your schedule this season with the help of the musicians of the Handbell Choirs of St. John’s and their leader, Carolyn Martin.


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