Alpha 4Four-In-Hand Hanbell Ringing for Worship Services, Concerts and Weddings
Alpha 4 in Red

PAST PERFORMANCES

APRIL 2013

Frederick Bell & History Day Finale Concert
National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
Alpha 4 took part in the handbell finale concert for Frederick's Bell & History Days, while Pam directed the massed ringing pieces..

DECEMBER 2012

Gaithersburg HELP Benefit Concert
Gaithersburg, MD
Alpha 4 played holiday favorites to benefit Gaithersburg Help.

Salvation Army Red Kettle Ring
Gaithersburg, MD
Alpha 4 performed holiday classics.

NOVEMBER 2012

Salvation Army’s Red Kettles
Gaithersburg, MD
Alpha 4 played for the opening day/evening of the Salvation Army’s Red Kettles.

Salvation Army Red Kettle Ring
Kentlands Giant in Gaithersburg, MD
Alpha 4 performed holiday classics.

AUGUST 2012

Worship Service
First Baptist Church of Gaithersburg
Alpha 4 performed "Onward Christian Soldiers" arranged by Bill Ingram.

MAY 2012

Worship Service
First Baptist Church of Gaithersburg
Alpha 4 played "Crown Him with Many Crowns" arranged by David Angerman and "Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross" arranged by Kevin McChesney.

APRIL 2012

Frederick Bell & History Day Finale Concert
National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
Alpha 4 took part in the handbell finale concert for Frederick's Bell & History Days.

MARCH 2012

Worship Service
First Baptist Church of Gaithersburg
Alpha 4 performed "Ah, Holy Jesus" with C instrument arranged by H. Dean Wagner.

DECEMBER 2011

Joyful Jingles
Urbana, MD
Alpha 4 helped the Urbana Regional Library celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with Christmas carols and festive songs.

FALL 2011

Private Weddings
Various Locations
Alpha 4 and Alpha 4 Duo performed at three private wedding ceremonies playing classical music for the services.

APRIL 2011

Bell & History Handbell Finale Concert
Emmitsburg, MD
Alpha 4 once again joined with many other handbell groups in the area to perform in the finale of Bell & History Days. The performance included an expanded version of Cynthia Dobrinski's "Battle Hymn of the Republic" arranged by Alpha 4's Pam Ion.

DECEMBER 2010

Joyful Jingles
Frederick, MD

Alpha 4 performed at the annual Urbana Musical Open House with a seasonal variety of tunes.

Frederick's First Saturday Gallery Walk
Frederick, MD

Alpha 4 rang in the Holidays with seasonal favorites on the street in downtown Frederick!

Museums By Candlelight
Frederick, MD

Alpha 4 Duo* delighted library patrons with a collection of Holiday tunes.

APRIL 2010

Bell & History Handbell Finale Concert
Emmitsburg, MD
Alpha 4 joined with many other handbell groups in the area to perform in the finale of Bell & History Days.

Listen to the Concert Here >>

JANUARY 2010

First Baptist Church of Gaithersburg Communion Service
Gaithersburg, MD
Alpha 4 performed "Day by Day" and "Emmanuel" during Communion.

Grace United Methodist Church Worship Service
Gaithersburg, MD
Alpha 4 provided music throughout the Worship Service.

Ward's Chapel
Randallstown, MD
Alpha 4 provided music for the Worship Service.

DECEMBER 2009

First Baptist Church of Gaithersburg Communion Service
Gaithersburg, MD
Alpha 4 performed "Little Town of Bethlehem" and "Still, Still, Still" during Communion services.

Museums By Candlelight
C. Burr Artz Public Library
Downtown Frederick, MD
Alpha 4 revisited one of their favorite sites to play holiday music and carols.

Frederick Cellars Holiday Affair
Frederick, MD
Alpha 4 Duo performed holiday and classical music at this festive occasion.

Services at Ward's Chapel
Eldersburg, MD
Alpha 4 Duo* played Christmas music before and during service.

SEPTEMBER 2009

Alzheimer's Candlelight Vigil
Frederick, MD

Alpha 4 participated in this vigil in memory and honor of those with Alzheimer's disease.

Celebrate Gaithersburg
Gaithersburg, MD
Alpha 4 performed rousing patriotic music and folktunes for this hometown crowd.

APRIL 2009

Bell & History Days Opening
Frederick, MD

The Alpha 4 helped Schifferstadt ring in the new museum season.

Bell & History Days Finale
Frederick, MD

The Alpha 4 participated again in this massed ringing concert of eight area bell choirs.
Listen a Podcast of the Event here!

FEBRUARY 2009

First Saturday Gallery Walk
Frederick, MD
The Alpha 4 rang as part of the Fire and Ice themed First Saturday Gallery Walk.

DECEMBER 2008

Lakeforest Mall
Gaithersburg, MD
The Alpha 4 Duo rang as part of the mall's annual holiday music concerts.

Museums By Candlelight
Frederick, MD

The Alpha 4 Duo participated again in this holiday classic playing traditional holiday music.

Bain Senior Center
Columbia, MD
Alpha 4 provided a private musical performance, which included patriotic, classical, sacred and holiday music.

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service
Gaithersburg, MD
Alpha 4 participated in the Christmas Eve musical festivities at First Baptist Church of Gaithersburg.

Joyful Jingles
Urbana, MD

Alpha 4 Duo kicked-off the Urbana Musical Open House with a rousing variety of Holiday tunes.

NOVEMBER 2008

First Saturday Gallery Walk
Frederick, MD

Alpha 4 played classical, patriotic and mix in a little Holiday music to kick-off the November walk.

JUNE 2008

Private Wedding
Dickerson, MD
Alpha 4 provided classical music as a prelude as well as during a private wedding ceremony.

APRIL 2008

Bell & History Days
Frederick, MD
Alpha 4 performed patriotic pieces to help Schifferstadt herald in a new museum season.

Bell & History Days Finale Concert
Emmitsburg, MD
Alpha 4 joined eight other bell choirs in a finale concert to help begin Frederick County's museum season.

MARCH 2008

First Baptist Church of Gaithersburg
Gaitherburg, MD
Alpha 4 featured their first entirely memorized piece "Blessed Assurance," taking their performance to a whole new level.

DECEMBER 2007

First Baptist Church of Gaithersburg
Gaitherburg, MD
Alpha 4 Duo* rang during the Christmas Eve Service.

First Baptist Church of Gaithersburg
Gaitherburg, MD
Alpha 4 participated in the "Let Heaven and Nature Sing" Cantata.

NOVEMBER 2007

First Baptist Church of Gaithersburg
Gaitherburg, MD
Alpha 4 provided music for the Worship Service.

JULY 2007

Solo/Ensemble Extravaganza
Philadelphia, PA
Alpha 4 participated in this year's National Conference.
Read more about SEE >>

 
MAY 2007

Wedding
Newton White Mansion
Mitchellville, MD

Alpha 4 rang the bride down the aisle and provided music for this beautiful outdoor wedding. (Private Performance)

 
APRIL 2007

Bell & History Finale Concert
Great Hall
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
Frederick, MD

Alpha 4 played in a massed bell ringing concert to include bell groups of all ages and skill levels.

 
MARCH 2007

Bell & History Days
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Schifferstadt
Frederick, MD

Alpha 4 helped Frederick ring in the new museum season.

C. Burr Artz Library
Frederick, MD

Alpha 4 continued the day's festivities with more patriotic and American selections.

 
DECEMBER 2006
Museums By Candlelight
C. Burr Artz Library
Frederick, MD

Alpha 4 Duo* celebrated the season with more holiday favorites.

National Institute Of Health Departmental Holiday Party
Bethesda, MD
The Alpha 4 Duo* featured holiday selections for a departmental Christmas party.

Lessons of Carols

First Baptist Church of Gaithersburg
Gaithersburg, MD

Alpha 4 joined the musical program of seasonal carols.

Urbana Library Open House
Frederick, MD

Alpha 4 performed at the first Open House of the Urbana Library to help them christen the new library with the sounds of the season.

First Saturday Gallery Walk
Frederick, MD

Alpha 4 rang in the Holidays with seasonal favorites.
 
NOVEMBER 2006
Greenridge Baptist Church
Clarksburg, MD
Alpha 4 performed during worship and at a senior function following the service.
 
MAY 2006
Stauffer/Jackson Wedding
Gaithersburg, MD
Alpha 4 was honored to provide the music for the wedding of Quinne Stauffer to Gary Jackson II.
 
APRIL 2006
Bell & History Days
Frederick, MD
Alpha 4 performed a mix of classical and patriotic music to help Schifferstadt celebrate the beginning of their season.
 
MARCH 2006
James River Ringer's Festival
Richmond, VA
Alpha 4 Duo performed a four-in-hand piece before an audience of handbell ringers in an effort to promote the practice of four-in-hand within the handbell community.
 
JANUARY 2006
Premiere of Pam Ion's "He That Cometh in Peace"
Gaithersburg, MD
Alpha 4 debuted Mrs. Ion's newest piece during morning worship service at First Baptist Church of Gaithersburg.
 
DECEMBER 2005
First Saturday Gallery Walk
Frederick, MD
Alpha 4 performed popular Christmas pieces in front of the Historical Society of Frederick County.
http://www.downtownfrederick.org/gallerywalk.htm

Museums By Candlelight*
Frederick, MD
The Alpha 4 Duo played sacred and secular holiday music at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery Chapel.
http://www.fredericktourism.org

National Institute Of Health Departmental Holiday Party*
Bethesda, MD
The Alpha 4 Duo will feature holiday selections for a departmental Christmas party.

Christmas Pageant of Peace
Washington, D.C.
Alpha 4 performed on the Ellipse across from the White House.
http://www.pageantofpeace.org

FBCG Christmas Concert
Gaithersburg, MD
Alpha 4 provided additional musical selections for "Gloria: A Concert of Christmas and Praise" at the First Baptist Church of Gaithersburg.
(200 West Diamond Avenue in Gaithersburg, MD)

http://www.fbcgaithersburg.org
 
APRIL 2005
Forest Grove UMC
Dickerson, MD
Alpha 4 joined the regular morning worship service to provide hymns and special music.
 
NOVEMBER 2004
Staley/Farrell Wedding
York, PA
Alpha 4 provided music for the entire service including the prelude, processional and recessional.
 
FEBRUARY 2003 & OCTOBER 2002
Asbury Methodist Village
Gaithersburg, MD
Alpha 4 gave a concert of sacred and secular music for the residents of Asbury.
 
MAY 2002
Lakeforest Mall
Gaithersburg, MD
Alpha 4 was joined by the First Baptist Church of Gaithersburg Choir, Brass and Woodwind Ensembles in a concert of lively music for mall patrons.
 

* Alpha 4 Duo is a subset of Alpha 4 and consists of two ringers from the group who perform when a smaller group is needed.

Upcoming Events

All Souls Remembrance Liturgy
Friday, November 1, 2013

Episcopal Church of the Ascension

FBC Gaithersburg Service
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Gaithersburg, MD

 

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