Resonance Handbell Quartet

Resonance Handbell Quartet came together in July 2010. We are based in Northwest Seattle and have a growing repertoire of sacred, classical, and popular mu

Resonance Handbell Quartet's Summer Tour starts next Sunday!

August 7: University Congregational United Church of Christ, 10 am.
August 21: St. Mark's Cathedral, 9 am and 11 am
August 28: University Unitarian Church, 9:30 am

This year's repertoire includes Easter Morning Peal and Scherzo (Hyfrydol), both arranged by Boude Moore; Creator of the Stars of Night, arranged by Judith Treisback; and Let Us Break Bread Together and All Things Bright and Beautiful, arranged for Resonance by our own Kay Hessemer, soon to be published by Sonology Music.

Hope to see you there!

Nick at Maplewood Presbyterian. If you own a bell tree, use it! For "O Holy Night" Nick decided to suspend the bass bells and mallet them. Lovely sonorous and legato effect, more like bass chimes than bells.

Resonance Handbell Quartet at one of our recent Christmas gigs (dinner for homeless at Maplewood Presbyterian Church, Lynnwood). Thanks to our friend Saskia Orr for playing with us and also taking photos. Here we are playing "Silent Night" in my arrangement using our new bass handchimes down to G3. (Love those chimes.) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Nick, Joann, Jean, and Kay
(who promise to learn to smile next year!)

Join Resonance Handbell Quartet tonight at 7:30 PM at St. Mark's Cathedral as we join Seattle Choral Company in Concert!

We'll be joining Seattle Choral Company in performance soon. To prepare, we've polished up our Schulmerich Handbells so that they not only sound, but also look beautiful.

We're joining Seattle Choral Company in their December performances. In preparation we rehearsed at St. Mark's #Beautiful

Resonance Handbell Quartet is thrilled to provide the video recording of He is Born on Cantabile Press’s website!

Band Members

Nicholas Barnard
Kay Hessemer
Jean Leavens
Joann Miles


Other Seattle Artists
Kenny G
Ashburn Artists