Bell Appeal celebrates the 4th of July weekend with a concert reflecting on the current political climate and how we make a difference in our local and global communities. Join us as we perform songs by George Michael, Sara Bareilles, The Beatles, REM, and more.
WE BUILT THIS CITY, 2016
Bell Appeal presents a concert that takes the listener on a trip through the Streets of Philadelphia, The Gates of Kiev, Chicago, Budapest... all in one evening. Featuring music by Billy Joel, Augustana, They Might Be Giants, and more, this is a handbell summer vacation that can't be missed!
BRAVE: Be True to Yourself, 2015
Bell Appeal celebrates Pride Month with a concert about bravery in one of its simplest but most difficult incarnations -- being true to oneself. Join us as we perform songs by Sara Bareilles, Scott Alan, Colbie Caillat, Megan Trainor, and more.
THE STORY OF MY LIFE, 2015
Music has a powerful way of staying with us years after it's left the Top 40 -- long past the time your mix tape got lost in a move, and far beyond the days you sold your vinyl collection. The stories of our lives are so intertwined with the music surrounding us in the moement that even years later, a single song can recall the nervous excitement of a first kiss, the deep sorrow of a departed loved one, even the sleepy monotony of an old morning commute. With the power of a single song we can be transported back into one of the many chapters of the story of our life, and we'd like to share our stories with you this season.
Bell Appeal's GREATEST HITS, 2014
Over the last several years, Bell Appeal has performed dozens of self-arranged takes on the latest hits. Join us this summer as we revisit some of our favorite pieces by Ben Folds, fun., Christina Perri, Charlie Daniels, and more!
WHEN I THINK OF HOME, 2014
Coming Home or Going Home, Home Again or Homeward Bound, Bell Appeal invites you in from the cold as the holidays wind down and winter continues. We'll be featuring works about "Home" from artists Elton John, Ed Sheeran, Of Monsters and Men, Kimbra, and more.
Some people arrive bearing gifts. Some let a reindeer guide the way. Others light candles, share traditions, travel to meet family and loved ones.
However you are arriving at this holiday season, Bell Appeal is here to share that journey. Old classics meet new favorites and originally composed pieces as we look closer at the meanings of the season through the music that marks the advent of celebrations near and far.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to Handbells: A Trilogy in Twelve Parts, 2012
Why take a terrestrial vacation this summer when you can add a little something... extra? Grab your towel and your copy of the Hitchhiker's Guide to Handbells and join Bell Appeal for a wild ride through the universe with Frank Sinatra, David Bowie, Jason Mraz, the Beatles, and more as we hit all the best roadside attractions to the outer edges of space and back in search of the answer to life, the universe, and everything.
IT'S ABOUT TIME! 2012
You've been to handbell concerts before: Christmas carols, church music. Well, "It's About Time" you heard handbells do something new! Join Bell Appeal this March as we perform a concert of time-themed songs from Coldplay, RENT, Christina Perri, and more. It's sure to be a good time!