Welcome to Bell Appeal!

Bell Appeal is a San Francisco-based community handbell ensemble sponsored by Bethany United Methodist Church. "Not your average handbell choir," we've made it our mission to perform a wide range of music, and to have a great time while we're doing it. Many of our pieces you wouldn't find in a typical handbell repertoire as we “appeal” to all tastes: previous concerts have featured a handbell spin on jazz, classic rock, musical theater, and current pop music. We recently performed a concert that brought together pieces as varied as Fun.'s "Carry On," "Same Love" by Macklemore, and "Feeling Good" as performed by Michael Bublé.

Any event can be enriched by the distinctive sound of Bell Appeal, and we are available for weddings, office parties, anniversaries, birthday parties, and memorial services. We have performed in a diverse selection of venues including the Neibaum-Coppola Winery, Alta Mira Hotel, the Hornblower Yachts, for the Dance Along Nutcracker, and at the Castro Theater. We would be thrilled to add your event to the list.

The group frequently includes additional instrumentation in our pieces and we are able to draw from the wide-ranging musical talents of Bell Appeal members as well as the San Francisco and Bay Area music communities at large. We rehearse Thursday nights in San Francisco's Noe Valley neighborhood and welcome all levels of ringers. If you are interested in joining, please drop us a line!

We are Bell Appeal. We bell outside the box.