Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge Opus 10 Benjamin Britten
Bells Angels are a unique handbell group comprising of students from Carew Manor School in Wallington, Surrey; a school for children with learning difficulties and autistic spectrum disorders.
Their style of bell ringing and repertoire differ greatly from that of traditional handbell groups. The players don’t stand behind tables, they play freely and groove at the same time. The group plays original mash ups and arrangements of popular songs, which sometimes incorporate elements of comedy and drama. The Bells Angels are definitely bell ringers 'with a twist'.
The group are performing Run by Snow Patrol as it’s their most popular piece and is now known as Carew Manor School's anthem. They are also performing Baby by Justin Bieber. Bells Angels requested their musical director, Emily Walker, arrange this piece for them when they had 'Bieber Fever', although none of the members would ever admit that this was the way it happened!
Musical Director: Emily Walker
Support: Sarah Cragg
Age range of group: 13-15
Run - Snow Patrol
Baby - Justin Bieber