The Granite State Ringers (GSR) was organized as a community handbell choir by Mary Divers and Joan Fossum in February of 2007. Their vision was to offer musicians who are committed to the art of handbell ringing a chance to play a variety of challenging music and to promote handbell repertoire to audiences all over New Hampshire. The GSR is made up of ringers from communities throughout New Hampshire including Keene, Rochester, Concord, Meredith and Laconia. They perform on 5 octaves of Malmark Handbells and 5 octaves of Malmark Handchimes, and rehearse twice a month at the United Baptist Church in Concord, NH.
Past performances include:
- 2009 AGEHR Area 1 Festival/Conference at the University of Maine in Orono
- First New Hampshire Handbell Festival in Laconia, NH
- Holiday concerts in Concord, Rochester, Hanover and Manchester
- First Night Wolfeboro
- The Concord Chorale Holiday Concert
- The Rhode Island Invitational Concert
- Currier Museum of Art
- Strawbery Banke
The GSR is a member of the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers (AGEHR).
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We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. If you want to support our efforts to promote the art of handbell ringing throughout New Hampshire, click on the link below:
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