Three Rivers Ringers is Pittsburgh’s premier community handbell ensemble.
Three Rivers Ringers (TRR) was founded in 2010 by five handbell musicians with a passion to achieve musical excellence with challenging repertoire while pushing the boundaries of the handbell medium. Today, we are a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation and members of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council.
This unique group of musicians is selected by audition and represents a wide breadth of experience. We rehearse at Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church and use some of the church’s handbells and equipment. Our directors and members have volunteered significant time to develop and manage all aspects of the organization—from finances to marketing, and—of course—many hours of rehearsal. We are funded by contributions from the ensemble, our Board of Directors, and community members.
TRR had a successful 2012–13 concert season, giving 14 public performances (plus private events), premiering a major new work for handbells and narrator, and featuring a wide range of classical music in the spring. We have also begun to acquire equipment of our own; in addition to tables, mallets, and a new set of Schulmerich Silver Melody Bells, we are extremely pleased to announce that after only 3.5 years of existence, Three Rivers Ringers has taken delivery of its own 6-octave set of Schulmerich handbells and 3 octaves of Schulmerich chimes!
In 2013–14, we gave 10 public concerts, made our first trip to Ohio, and worked on our first commercial recording project. Please email us to join our mailing list and follow us on Facebook for updates on all TRR activities.
Three Rivers Ringers exists to advance the art of handbells. We are available to give concerts throughout the tri-state area, and also offer educational programs for ringers and directors. For booking information, contact our Managing Director.
The Artistic Director of Three Rivers Ringers is Nancy Lutz. The Associate Conductor is Andy Seay.
For any business questions, contact our Managing Director.
A bio for Nancy Lutz can be found here.
Bios of the 2013-2015 Three Rivers Ringers can be found here.