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The Barfield Handbell Ringers are one of the biggest handbell orchestras in the south-east of England. Our 16 members play 5½ octaves of bells, 3 octaves of handchimes and other instruments like Belleplates. We were founded in 1965 – you can see more of our history on a separate page.

Would you like to book Barfield for an event? Contact details are on the booking page.

Barfield Handbell Ringers

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Posted by on 19 September, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Thatcham Festival 2015

We’re pleased to be part of the Thatcham Festival again. Barfield have been involved with the Festival for some years now – indeed, some of us can remember when it was just an Arts Festival!

This year in addition to our informal workshop session a small team of us are playing in the Festival Finale. We’ll be joining musical acts and the prize-winning poetry from the competition. Come along and see Thatcham’s talent!

Full team workshop session: Monday 19th October, 7.30pm, at St Mary’s Church meeting room. No tickets needed, just drop in.

Festival Finale (small team): Friday 23rd October, 7.30pm, at St Mary’s Church. Free tickets from Picture It, 17 High Street, Thatcham.

 
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Our next concert: 26th September 2015

Our Golden Anniversary concert will be on the 26th of September 2015, 3.00pm at St Mary’s Church, Thatcham.

This will be Bill’s last major concert as Musical Director. Half the music is significant pieces from Barfield’s history, and half is simply some of Bill’s favourite pieces.

Refreshments will be provided at the interval, and we’ll be happy for people to try the bells. Try your strength with the 32G, see the bells from our point of view, or find out how we play two bells in one hand!

Tickets cost £6 or £5 concession. Accompanied children are free. Tickets are available from Picture It, 17 High Street, Thatcham, or from Dianne Rogers our Secretary (email dianne@barfield.org.uk).

 
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