Come celebrate the season by being part of this special Great Christmas Ring event.
Enjoy all that the Disneyland resort has to offer and be a part of the magic.
While earning his bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Westminster Choir College of Rider University; Lynn Atkins began his career as a chorister, singing in choirs and small ensembles behind Julie Andrews, Sarah Brightman, Charlotte Church, Linda Eder, Denyce Graves, Patti LaBelle, and Christopher Plummer; and with the New York Philharmonic (Maazel, Dutoit), New Jersey Symphony (Macal), and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra (Dougherty).
Dr. Atkins is proud to be a member of the first cohort of students to graduate with a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from James Madison University in Choral Conducting Performance.
Following the example of his mentors, Lynn has devoted himself to the teaching artist model, continuing to sing as a choral section leader for community choirs and church ensembles while also serving as a conductor, guest adjudicator, guest conductor, as well as guest clinician for countless district and county honor choir festivals, handbell choir workshops, and music clinics.
He has also served as Artistic Director of the James River Ringers of Richmond and the Philadelphia Handbell Ensemble.
Atkins is currently Assistant Professor of Music at California State University, Dominguez Hills; where is serves as Director of Choral Activities as well as Voice Area Coordinator. He is also Artistic Director of the L. A. Bronze Handbell Ensemble and Director of Music at Faith United Methodist Church in Torrance, CA. Lynn is a proud member of Pi Kappa Lambda: The National Music Honor Society as well as Mu Phi Epsilon: the National Music Fraternity. This October, Lynn will begin his tenure on the National Board of Directors for Handbell Musicians of America.
The Registration fee is $450 dollars through September 30th and $499 October 1st through November 1st. This includes: Thursday reception and rehearsal, Complimentary Coach Transportation to and from the rehearsal and the performance at Disney's California Adventure, Music and Performance Shirt, and park admission for the day of the performance.
Your registration fee does not include: Transportation to Anaheim. Hotel accommodations. Meals.
Any handbell ringer willing to learn and perform the repertoire. Ringers under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Both individuals and pre-existing ensembles can participate.
The preferred hotel is The Hotel Indigo Anaheim. Speak with Mimi Jeng at 714-757-0539 and ask for the Global Bronze Productions Bock. Rate is $189 plus tax per night which includes free breakfast, free parking, and free transportation to and from the Disney parks. The Hotel is located at 435 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92802 and is a 10 minute walk to the park gate.
You will need to bring 2 bells or 4 if you play the shellys. Malmark, Schulmerich or White Chapel. All notes are naturals, there are no accidentals and no bell changes. You will need to bring the 2 or 4 bells you are assigned.
The event begins on Thursday, November 30th at 6 PM and goes through Friday's performance at Disney's California Adventure park. Performance time is assigned by Disney and will not be available until 3 weeks before the event. Plan for the whole day. Your included park ticket gives you access to the park from opening to close. All rehearsals and performances are mandatory.
You are not required to prepare your music ahead of time but if you would like to practice and see the music ahead of time you can purchase a downloadable copy from the Great Christmas Ring website.
Music, provided with registration. You will play a position assignment with over 100 of your fellow ringers to create a mass ring choir. Most of the collection is level 2+ or level 3. You will have plenty of time to master the music in Thursday night's rehearsal.
YES! We will follow all local guidelines for masking and social distancing throughout the event.
Every attendee will have the opportunity to indicate dietary preferences and needs when they register.
Please let us know when you register if you have any other needs we need to be aware of.
Dress comfortably for rehearsals. We will be in intensive rehearsals for long periods so wear good shoes. We will provide you with your performance shirt and you provide khaki pants. Disney does not allow performers to wear tennis shoes or sandals. You will need a pair of comfortable black loafers. (Canvas or Leather)
Anaheim is easily accessible by all means of transportation.
Your admission to Disney's California Adventure park is included for the entire day of the performance. Additional discount ticket options are available as an add on expense.
You will not need a car. The Hotel Indigo Anaheim is within a 10 minute walking distance of the park.
The VIP guest package includes transportation to and from the welcome reception and rehearsal, admission for all events, and an all day park ticket for Disney's California Adventure park on the day of the performance. Additional discounted tickets for non VIP guests are also available at registration.
Yes. Disney parks are still requiring reservations. The only way to insure you can get in and see the performance is to purchase a ticket in advance through us.
Your first step in participating in the Magical Great Christmas Ring is filling out our application. You can do that by clicking on the Registration link below.
If you still have any questions after reading the FAQ's about the Magical Great Christmas Ring please email us at