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Testimonials

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“From the first communication to the last note struck, The Raleigh Ringers are first class! Their joyous and literally choreographed sound is beautiful to hear and amazing to watch.”

Marty W. Merkley, Vice President and Director of Programming, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, New York


What a revelation!  When I took other Presenters’ advice and finally booked The Raleigh Ringers,
I could now kick myself for having waited this long.  Great showmanship, such a broad palate of music, with appeal across all audience demographics.   Their popularity is documented by box office results everywhere they go.   I personally had no idea so much could be done with handbells.   Guess it all depends whose hands they are in, and The Raleigh Ringers have proven themselves masters.

        Stephen Barefoot, Programming Director for Thalian Hall, Wilmington, NC    

          
“The Raleigh Ringers’ performance was much more than expected.  Their musicianship, stage presence, and repertoire far exceeded any preconceived notion of what a handbell concert would be.  The audience of nearly 1000 people was in awe from the first bell to the last chime, and loved every minute of it.”
        

Scott Sloman, Assistant Director, The Lakeland Center, Lakeland, Florida – www.lakelandcenter.com

                    

“The Raleigh Ringers are one of the most requested “encore” performers from my 10 years of producing the Best of Our State events. They impress, dazzle and entertain more than most any band imaginable.  They are truly, something unique.

Amy Wood, Marketing Director, Our State Magazine, North Carolina

 

“The Raleigh Ringers sold out the house and was one of the most successful performances we have had at the Lincoln Theatre. The audience was engaged and entertained throughout the solid performance, and we received great feedback from patrons for several weeks after the event. Truly a one-of-a-kind show that everyone enjoyed”.

            Duane Cregger, former Executive Director,  The Lincoln Theater, Marion, Virginia

 
“I have presented The Raleigh Ringers for three performances and they have sold out twice and nearly sold out the third time.  They are extremely professional, affordable, and easy to work with, and flexible.  They are also an “easy-sell” due to their extensive fan base of handbell enthusiasts.    Their program is so much more than handbells being played.  It’s a true concert experience because they keep their programming fresh, relevant and humorous which translates to a happy, satisfied audience.”

Joy Perry, formerly of Stevens Center of the N.C. School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

 

Wow…that’s about all I can say!  The concert was fabulous. I had calls and emails from people all over the state telling me what a great performance it was, how much they enjoyed it and thanking me for booking the Raleigh Ringers to perform at Arkansas State University-Newport.  Everyone in the organization was great to work with from the booking process to the load-out. Raleigh Ringers is a group I will definitely book again!


Patricia Calhoun, Director of Continuing Education, ASU-Newport


"The Raleigh Ringers absolutely thrilled our audience with a performance that appealed to the young, the young at heart, and everyone in between!  Their technical mastery of handbells along with the artistry of their presentation left us all spellbound and uplifted.  A memorable and thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.”
 

        Danny Yarbrough,  Okefenokee Arts & Entertainment Alliance, Waycross, Georgia

     
“The Raleigh Ringers are a true North Carolina treasure.  Their stunning arrangements and their precision makes this not only a treat for your ears, but for your eyes as well.”
        

David S. Briggs, former Director,  J.E. Broyhill Civic Center, Caldwell Community College, Lenoir, North Carolina

        
“It's not just bells ringing….it is music like you have never heard before.  No, wait - it is music like you have never experienced before.  It is more than a concert.  It is production at its finest.   The Raleigh Ringers are in the box, out of the box, and on the cutting edge of their art.  From classical to spiritual to secular to folk to holiday standards to "Sweet Home Alabama," The Raleigh Ringers make bells entertaining and a whole lot of fun.  It's easy to say - 'been there, done that, but with the Ringers it's - been there, and I'm coming back for more.'"

 

     Bill Wilson, Director, City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium (COMMA), Morganton, North Carolina

      
The group repeatedly displayed a synchronicity to be envied by any ensemble, and on works that were more contemplative, showed off delicate nuances in phrasing.

Jennifer Lund, Grand Rapids Press, Grand Rapids, Michigan

 
“(Your concert) was a rare combination of technical perfection, musical maturity, and expression from the heart. The mere recall of the event is spiritually transforming.”

Fred Gramann, Director of Music, The American Church in Paris

 

“The virtuosity and musicianship of The Raleigh Ringers is exceptional by any standard. Those who think they're familiar with handbells...will be astonished and amazed by the richly varied sonorities this group routinely achieves.”

John W. Lambert, Classical Voice North Carolina, Raleigh

 

“...I did not know how good "good" is in bell ringing until I heard you. It was simply superb, and you must have known that from the unusually enthusiastic response from the audience.”

Ross MacKenzie, Chautauqua Institution, New York