The Hockanum Valley Ringers are an auditioned community handbell ensemble that began rehearsing together on October 8, 2005. The choir rings five octaves of Malmark handbells, along with five and one-half octaves of chimes. We are committed to promoting the art of English Handbell ringing and providing our audiences with exceptional concerts during the spring and Christmas seasons. Our concerts include a variety of musical styles, ranging from classical transcriptions, to pop, along with original compositions written for handbells.  We perform within the local community and beyond.

Group Photo Spring 2019

The HVR director and members hail from Bloomfield, Ellington, Gales Ferry, Manchester, Rocky Hill, Newington, South Windsor, Willington, and Windsor, and perform within the local community and beyond. If you are interested in scheduling a concert for the Christmas or Spring seasons, please see Lawrence Berdensey, or you may leave a message at either 860-375-0333 or  If you are interested in being a part of their ensemble, please click here for more information.

Upcoming Concerts

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