Ringing Since 1981!


Christmas In Kalamazoo concert on December 2, 2014.

The Christmas In Kalamazoo concert with Kalamazoo Brass, Kalamazoo Male Chorus and the Kalamazoo Community
Chorale on December 2, 2014. It was the largest Christmas In Kalamazoo concert yet. Every seat was filled!
See more photos of the Christmas concerts here.

 Why Should I Come To A KR Concert?

The music is so unique and beautiful!
The ringers have a passion for handbells and it shows in their ringing.
You can tell all your friends what handbells look and sound like.
No tickets are needed for KR's concerts - just come and enjoy!
You'll hear original compositions as well as old-time favorites.
Do handbells really sound like the pedals of an organ?
You will see the Ringers work magic with their hands.
It's the up-and-coming musical phenomenon of the century!


The Kalamazoo Ringers is the oldest  continuously operating community choir in the country.  Founded in 1981, the choir has played extensively throughout Southwest Michigan, as well as touring throughout the Midwest, Ontario, England, and Japan.  The choir is directed by its founder, Janet L. Van Valey, and hosted by the Grace Harbor Church in Kalama-zoo.

The fifteen ringers play a six octave set of Malmark handbells along with a seven octave set of Malmark Choirchimes.  The choir is a member and strong supporter of the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, and The American Guild of English Handbell Ringers.  They have attended and served as featured artists at numerous workshops and festivals sponsored by the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers, Inc.  

Our 2015 Schedule

Summer Tour

Saturday – June 27
St. James Lutheran Church
1206 N. Miller Ave.
Marion, IN 46952
7:00 pm Concert

Sunday – June 28
St. James Lutheran Church
10:30 Service

Plymouth Congregational Church
501 W Berry Street
Ft. Wayne, IN 46802
4:00 pm Concert

For More Information, 

Our Newest Release

The Kalamazoo Ringers celebrated their 30th season by releasing a new CD! Simply Sacred, our newest production is a collection of songs of our faith, including classics, traditional, and contemporary hymns.

Click here for more information
on our newest offering!


More Recordings Available

The Kalamazoo Ringers offer three recordings for your listening enjoyment. 

Simply Sacred, a collection of songs of our faith, including classics, traditional, and contemporary hymns.

Sounds of the Season, featuring both sacred and secular holiday favorites.

Musically Yours featuring the combined sounds of handbells and Choirchimes playing hymn tunes, light classics, and original compositions for bells. 

Our recordings will be available at our concerts, or for more information, please contact us.

Kalamazoo Ringers Featured In Kalamazoo Gazette

The Kalamazoo Gazette spotlighted the Christmas In Kalamazoo concert sponsored by the Ringers, Kalamazoo Brass and the Kalamazoo Male Chorus. See the article by clicking here.

An article in the Kalamazoo Gazette highlighted the 30 years of the Kalamazoo Ringers. You can read the article by clicking here.

Visit Us At The Community Thrift
In Paw Paw

The second Saturday of each month, the Kalamazoo Ringers help
at the Community Thrift Shop in Paw Paw. See the 
Fundraising page for more information.

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For more information contact info@kalamazooringers.org 

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