Granite State Ringers perform two concerts in the North Country

WHITEFIELD — Community Baptist Church will be hosting the Granite State Ringers Handbell Choir as they begin the Advent worship season, Sunday, Dec. 3. The Bellringers will participate in the Sunday church service at 10 a.m.

Mary Divers and Joan Fossum organized the Granite State Ringers as a community-based ensemble in February of 2007. Their shared vision was to offer musicians who are committed to the art of handbell ringing an opportunity to play a variety of challenging music and to promote the art of handbell ringing to audiences all over New Hampshire. Granite State Ringers is an auditioned choir and is made up of ringers from communities throughout New England.

Now in its 10th season, the Granite State Ringers have performed in venues all over the state including the Strawberry Banke in Portsmouth, Mary Keane Chapel in Enfield, First Night Wolfeboro, the Currier Museum of Art, the Manchester Choral Society, the Concord Chorale, NH Expo, and on the Mount Washington Fall Foliage Cruise. The Granite State Ringers is a full member of the Handbell Musicians of America. They will also be performing at the Tillotson Center, 14 Carriage Lane, in Colebrook at 4 p.m. on Dec. 3.

Community Baptist Church is located at 27 Jefferson Road in Whitefield, across the street from the town’s post office.