Blue Ridge Ringers to perform in Polk County next month

Published 11:09 am Thursday, November 9, 2023

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The Blue Ridge Ringers will perform their Christmas program entitled “Ring We Now of Christmas” this December in Polk County.

The group will perform Monday, December 11 at 4 p.m. at Tryon Estates in Columbus, and on Sunday, December 17 at 3 p.m. at the Congregational Church, UCC in Tryon. Organizers ask that interested parties contact Tryon Estates to see if they are allowing visitors for that performance.

The Blue Ridge Ringers is an auditioned community handbell ensemble founded by Connie Engle in September 1995 in Hendersonville. Made up of 16 ringers from Henderson, Transylvania, Buncombe, Polk, Rutherford, and Spartanburg counties, many also direct or ring with their church handbell groups or other ensembles.

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The group rings five octaves of Malmark and Schulmerich handbells and five octaves of Malmark choir chimes, and practices weekly at Hendersonville First United Methodist Church.  

The Blue Ridge Ringers is incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. For information, or to arrange an appearance by the Blue Ridge Ringers, contact Donnie Halter at or 828-577-1297.


Submitted by Cindy McKinstrie