Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir
The Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir is the internationally acclaimed community handbellchoir from Fort Worth. Founded in 1964 to be a part of the annual Christmas pageant The Littlest Wiseman, the choir has evolved into a world-renowned musical organization.
The Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir is truly unique among handbell ensembles in that the ringers do not use tables or gloves, and they perform from memory without a conductor! Because the choir is unemcumbered, they are able to adapt to any setting. The choir's members come from all over North Texas and are all students from middle school through college.
The Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir performans a wide-ranging repertoire - from classical to contemporary. Performances have been in such varied settings as Carnegie Hall with Skitch Henderson and the New York Pops, the Vatican for Pope John Paul II, Carols by Candlelight in Adelaide, South Australia for 30,000 people, retirement centers and churches throughout the world.