When I accepted this job, I did so with trepidation. Had my career come to this? Hand-bells? Really?
Looking back on the project now, it was one of the most challenging and rewarding jobs I have ever done. With ringers, a simple melody line might come in a seemingly random sequence from ten or fifteen individual bells spread out over 30 feet. Very challenging to capture on screen.
The reward came in collaborating with – and becoming friends with – the Raleigh Ringers. They are absolutely serious, disciplined musicians with a rambunctious sense of fun, equally comfortable with Silent Night and Livin' On A Prayer. I am proud that they now think of me as an honorary Ringer.
This show has been nominated for a regional Emmy Award, a deserved tribute to the whole production crew and to the Raleigh Ringers
director & co-producer
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