For over 20 years, the Rocky Mountain Ringers have performed throughout the Denver area to audiences of all ages. Founded in 1996, we have grown to 17 members with more than 475 years of bell ringing experience. We are students, professionals, business owners, and retirees who are proud to be members of Denver’s premier handbell ensemble.
We are creative and passionate about ringing, and perform a variety of handbell compositions to foster and further the appreciation of English handbell ringing. Our repertoire ranges from classic holiday compositions dating back to the 1700’s to music from the swing band era to contemporary music by artists such as the Beatles, the Beach Boys and, yes, even Lady Gaga.
During a Rocky Mountain Ringer performance, you will hear three kinds of bells. The most predominant ones are Whitechapel bells, which are made in England. We each play handchimes made by Malmark and are fortunate to have a rare set of Petit and Fritsen bells.
Collaborations with other groups such as the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Safonia, Denver Gay Men’s Chorus, Lakewood Mormon Chorale, and Arvada Chorale provide an opportunity to explore new music and are always exciting. Performance venues have included the Governor’s Mansion, Boettcher Hall, Channel 9 News, Littleton Town Hall Arts Center, and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.