Concerts & Events

Would you like to host a concert featuring Bells of the Lakes at your church, school or concert hall? More information can be found here. We provide educational workshops, too.

Upcoming Events!

2013-2014 Season

Metropolitan Regional Arts Council Concert Series

 Legacy Logo ColorFinalBells of the Lakes is excitedMRAC-logo-(color)2 to present a concert series that is free to the public. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Concert #1 in Coon Rapids, MN

Bells of the Lakes will be in concert at Faith Lutheran Church in Coon Rapids, MN on April 27th, 2014 at 4:00 pm.

Concert in Minneapolis, MN

Bells of the Lakes will be in concert at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis, MN on June 8th, 2014 at 4:00 pm.  Come hear Bells of the Lakes as they launch their festival tour in June.

2014 Area VII Festival

Bells of the Lakes is excited to be performing at the 2014 Area VII Festival on June 19th to the 21st, 2014 to headline the showcase concert in La Crosse, WI. The show case concert will be Friday, June 20th, 2014 at 7:00 pm.

2014 Area VIII Festival

Bells of the Lakes is excited to be performing at the 2014 Area VIII Festival on June 25th to the 28th, 2014 to headline the showcase concert in Davenport, IA. The show case concert with be Friday, June 27th, 2014 at 8:00 pm.

2014-2015 Season

Auditions for Members & Substitute Ringers

Monday, August 18th, 2014 at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church.  Check out the Auditions webpage for more details.

Metropolitan Regional Arts Council Concert Series

 Legacy Logo ColorFinalBells of the Lakes is excitedMRAC-logo-(color)2 to present a concert series that is free to the public. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Concert #2 in East Bethel, MN

Bells of the Lakes will be in concert at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in East Bethel, MN on October 12th, 2014.

Concert #3 in Woodbury, MN

Bells of the Lakes will be in concert at Woodbury United Methodist Church in Woodbury, MN on November 3rd, 2014.

Concert #4 in Eden Prairie, MN

Bells of the Lakes will be in concert at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie, MN on January 24th, 2015.


BellFest 2015!

 Mark your calendars to join us next year for BellFest 2015! Saturday, February 28, 2015. The guest clinician for the event will be Mr. David Weck, director of the Agape Ringers in Chicago. Music selections for the event will be announced in August.


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Past Events!

2013-2014 Season

Auditions

Monday, July 22nd at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church.  Check out the Auditions webpage for more details.

Seminar for Handbell Ringers & Directors

Every year in the late summer, Bells of The Lakes conducts a seminar to encourage and educate handbell ensemble directors and ringers. Some years we have three tracks of classes for the event: Director’s Enrichment, Ringing to the Next Level, and Beginning Handbells. Other years, we have a mixed bag of classes and you get to pick-and-choose which classes you would like to attend. Come and join us for this fun event to kick off your season of ringing this Fall on August 24th, 2013 at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church. Check out  the seminar webpage for more details.

A Time to Ring


A Time to Ring is a Bells of the Lakes Concert Series that isfree to the public. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

MRAC-logo-(color)2The fourth concert in this series will be held at 4:00 pm on October 13th, 2013 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Seward in Minneapolis, MN .

The fifth, and final, concert in this series will be held at 7:00 pm on November 17th, 2013 at Aldrich Avenue Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis, MN.

Concerts in Cedarburg & Manitowoc, Wi

Bells of the Lakes will be in concert at First Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg, Wi on February 8th, 2014 at 6:30 pm.

Bells of the Lakes will be in concert at Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, Wi on February 9th, 2014 at 3:00 pm in the Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance.

Bellfest! 2014

BellFest 2014 will be held on Saturday, March 1st, 2014 at North Heights Lutheran Church. Check out the Bellfest!2014 webpage for more details on participating in this wonderful event.


2012-2013 Season

Auditions

Monday, July 25th at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church.  Check out the Auditions webpage for more details.

Seminar

Every year in the late summer, Bells of The Lakes conducts a seminar for handbell directors and ringers. This seminar includes classes on conducting, ringing, and handbell techniques. Seminar is held this year on Saturday, August 25th, 2012 at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church.  Check out the Seminar webpage for more details.

Luther Seminary Annual Fundraiser

Bells of the Lakes is glad to be performing at Luther Seminary’s Annual Fundraiser this year on Sunday, September 23rd, 2012. 

A Time to Ring


A Time to Ring is a Bells of the Lakes Concert Series that is free to the public. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

The first concert in this series will be held at 7 pm on January 19th, 2013 at Family of God Lutheran Church in Brooklyn Park MN.

The second concert in this series will be held at 6:30 pm on March 16th, 2013 at Church of St. Joseph in Rosemount, MN .

The third concert in this series will be held at 7:00 pm on April 21st, 2013 atRoseville Covenant Church in Roseville MN. * Venue change.

Concert in Columbia Heights, MN

Bells of the Lakes will be in concert at First Lutheran Church in Columbia Heights, MN on February 23rd, 2013 at 4 pm.  A free will donation will be collected.

BellFest 2013!

BellFest 2013  will be held on Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 at North Heights Lutheran Church with a free concert open to the public at 3 pm.

2011-2012 Season

Auditions

Monday, July 25th at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church.  Check out the Auditions webpage for more details.

Seminar

Every year in the late summer, Bells of The Lakes conducts a seminar for handbell directors and ringers. This seminar includes classes on conducting, ringing, and handbell techniques. Seminar is held this year on Saturday, August 27th at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church.  Check out the Seminar webpage for more details.

Concert in Princeton, MN

Bells of the Lakes will be in concert at Christ Our Light Catholic Parish in Princeton on Saturday, November 5th following worship at 7:00 pm.

Concert in White Bear Lake, MN

Bells of the Lakes is excited to share our musical abilities and enrich worship at theChurch of St Pius X in White Bear Lake on Saturday, December 10th. Mass begins at 5:00 pm.

Concert in Beaver Dam, WI

Bells of the Lakes will be in concert in Beaver Dam on Saturday, February 25th 2012 at First Evangelical Lutheran Church. The performance starts at 7:00pm after Saturday worship.

BellFest 2012: A Joyous Sound!

Online registration for BellFest 2012: A Joyous Sound has closed on the BellFest webpage.  Check it out for details on this year’s event including: date, event location, music selection, and information on our guest clinician, Hart Morris.

BellFest concludes with an in mass handbell concert open to the public.  Come see hundreds of ringers creating a joyous sound in unison. The concert is at 3:00 pm on Saturday, March 10th, 2012 at North Heights Lutheran Church.

Bell Fantasia

Bells of the Lakes will be joined by a group of college ringers , St. Olaf Handbell Choir, and a group of youth ringers, Northern Lights Ringers to delight audiences of all ages with music selections from the popular Disney animated film Fantasia.  The three ensembles will debut never-before- played-on-bells music from the film and will also feature their own solos during the performance.  The performance will be held at the Bursville Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 27th, 2012 at 7:30 pm.