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Riverside Church
490 Riverside Drive, NYC

Apr 14 2024

The Riverside Ringers Festival: A Celebration of Bell Choir Music

Sunday, April 14, 2024

The Riverside Church, Nave,
490 Riverside Drive, New York, NY

Tickets: $20 General Admission, $15 Students and Seniors (on sale soon)

Photograph taken at a previous concert at Riverside Church

Don’t miss a captivating display of musical virtuosity! The Riverside Ringers are proud to host a weekend gathering of esteemed bell choirs from across the region. Culminating in a glorious concert on Sunday, April 14th at 4:00 pm, this event promises a truly awe-inspiring experience.

Under the esteemed leadership of guest conductor Dr. Kimberlee Strepka, the combined choirs will fill the majestic Nave of The Riverside Church with a performance that is both a visual and auditory spectacle.


  • 3:00 pm: Carillon Recital by Lynnli Wang, carillonneur
  • 3:30 pm: Organ Recital by Alan Montgomery, organist
  • 4:00 pm: Concert by Combined Bell Choirs, led by Dr. Kimberlee Strepka, guest conductor

Participating Ensembles:

  • Dwight-Englewood Handbell Ensemble (Kenneth Kacmar, director)
  • The Emanuel Ringers (Eiko Shimazu Cornelius, director)
  • Katonah Celebration Ringers (Scott Munson, director)
  • The Mitchell Ringers (Tammy Freeman, director)
  • The Riverside Ringers (Daniel Potter, director)

This event is a must for any music enthusiast or admirer of the art of bell ringing. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness this unique collaboration and experience the breathtaking acoustics of The Riverside Church.

New Yorkled attended one year’s celebration and it was quite the treat. We highly recommend this item to all.

The event is finished.