PBS Airings

The television special, "Holiday Handbells," produced in partnership between PBS North Carolina and The Raleigh Ringers, will be airing on many American Public Television stations across the country during the holidays.   

Over the years, two one-hour concert specials were created from the first DVD and broadcast on over 250 American Public Television stations in 45 states. "Holiday Handbells," based on our second DVD, is our newest one-hour holiday special and aired over 400 times in 38 states in its first year of national distribution.

Below is a listing of the showings of this special we've learned about for 2023. Please tell your friends, relatives and neighbors to watch for our show!

Please contact your local PBS station and request our program. To find the station in your area click on American Public Television Stations Near You.

wdt_ID State Region Station Date/Time
29 Illinois Chicago WTTW Prime December 25 @ 12:00 pm
31 Idaho Boise Idaho Public Television December 9 @ 11:00 pm
32 Illinois Chicago WTTW December 24 @ 6:00 am
38 Indiana Indianapolis WFYI December 17 @ 4:00 pm
59 North Carolina Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill North Carolina Channel December 25 @ 9:00 am
60 North Carolina Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill North Carolina Channel December 13 @ 1:30 pm
61 North Carolina Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill Explorer Channel December 21 @ 9:00 pm
67 North Carolina Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill PBS NC December 25 @ 3:00 pm
75 Ohio Cincinnati/Dayton CETARTS December 18 @ 8:00 pm
84 Pennsylvania State College WPSU December 25 @ 10:00 am
121 California San Francisco KQED PLUS December 24 @ 8:30 am
135 Indiana Merrillville Lakeshore Public Media December 25 @ 8:00 am
137 West Virginia Charleston WVPB November 27 @ 10:00 pm
145 New York Buffalo WNED December 17 @ 2:00 pm
146 Pennsylvania State College WPSU December 24 @ 9:00 pm
147 Ohio Cincinnati/Dayton CETARTS December 19 @ 8:00 am
148 Ohio Cincinnati/Dayton CETARTS December 19 @ 1:00 pm
149 Ohio Cincinnati/Dayton CETARTS December 19 @ 5:00 pm
150 Ohio Cincinnati/Dayton CETARTS December 20 @ 10:00 am
151 Ohio Cincinnati/Dayton CETARTS December 20 @ 3:00 pm
152 Ohio Cincinnati/Dayton CETARTS December 20 @ 10:00 pm
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Concerts & Events

Audience Comments

"The music was beautiful, the entertainment hilarious, and the whole experience was wonderfully worthwhile. We loved it so much we tried to get a flight changed to come hear your concert again!"

- Anonymous Fan

“What skill and diversity of music! I could have listened another three hours! Thank you for the inspiration and entertainment!”

- Anonymous Fan

“I never would have thought I'd want to go to a handbell concert, but when I heard handbell rock ’n’ roll on the radio, I told my friends, ‘We're going!’ And it was just great.”

- Anonymous Fan

"The Raleigh Ringers are the best handbell ensemble on the globe!!!!”

Greg Pysh
Minister of Music and Composer
Midland, Texas

“Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!! They never cease to amaze me. Their playing is so musical, their technique impeccable.”

Cordetta Valthauser
Handbell Soloist
Cleveland Area, Ohio

"Thank you all for being ambassadors of superb musicianship, amazing technique, and sharing the joy of doing something you love, which is contagious.”

Carolann Haley
Assistant to Director of Music Ministries
National Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C.

“The Raleigh Ringers are truly a wonderful instrument. It is a joy to watch how precisely they respond to director David Harris' musical goals, and how audiences respond as well. This group has definitely attained 'handbell superstar' status.”

Jason Tiller
Sonos Handbell Ensemble
San Francisco, CA

“The best part was, in spite of all the amazing things that they can do with bells – the bass ringer assignments, flawless technique, and all of those kind of things – the best part was that it was musical. I simply enjoyed the music.”

Dean Wagner
Associate Director of Music and Organist
First United Methodist Church of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

“...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
Chautauqua, New York