University of Alberta Faculty of Education Handbell Ringers

handbell ensemble

Founded in 1988 by their director, Robert de Frece, the Faculty of Education Handbell Ringers play a set of 75 finely tuned English handbells manufactured by Schulmerich Carillons of Sellersville, Pennsylvania, “Bell Capital of the World,” and a set of 37 Suzuki hand chimes.

The Ringers collaborate every December with Greenwood Singers and perform and tour annually with the University of Alberta Mixed Chorus. They have frequently appeared with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and are featured on two Greenwood Singers CDs, WinterGreen: Songs of Christmas and Joy to the World: Music for Advent & Christmas.

The ensemble last appeared with the ESO in December 2015.