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"A Transcending Experience!"
- Dennis sparks, All things performing arts
"A Captivating fusion of old and new!"
- Front Row Reviewers
"A Powerful and Inspiring Experience!"
- Broadway World

"Go buy the bell ringer and everything peter orullian is doing!" 
- Rock Titan radio

Symphony North is the brainchild of Peter Orullian, former front man for international rock and metal legends Heir Apparent and Fifth Angel. After words of personal encouragement from Paul O’Neill, the late founder and composer of the multi-platinum selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO), and Chip Davis, founder and composer of the multi-platinum selling Mannheim Steamroller, Orullian has written The Bell Ringer, a fully-realized holiday symphonic rock theater show. The Bell Ringer is a Christmas story throwback--in the vein of A Christmas Carol, It's a Wonderful Life, and Miracle on 34th Street--in which the best gift is the gift of self. The album is engineered by Casey Bates (Grammy-winner, Portugal the Man).


Featured artists on The Bell Ringer include former TSO members: Tim Hockenberry (also an America’s Got Talent semi-finalist), Michael Lanning, Jody Ashworth, and Valerie Vigoda--all of whom also have extensive Broadway experience, with Vigoda also having composed for Disney. In addition, The Bell Ringer features members of the Grammy-winning and #1 Billboard-charting band Dream Theater: vocalist James LaBrie, and keyboardist Jordan Rudess (voted by Radar Music Magazine as Greatest Keyboardist of All Time).

Symphony North and The Bell Ringer are not affiliated with any group or organization, though they have donated a portion of proceeds to the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Literacy Program. 

More about Orullian and a Bell Ringer Story Summary can be found below.









Bell Ringer Story Summary

The Bell Ringer tells the story of a man, like those we see each holiday season, standing in the cold, ringing a bell, and gently reminding us that our spare change can make a difference in the lives of those who are less fortunate than ourselves. This man has had a life filled with challenge—orphaned, homeless, drafted, widowed, and having had to make hard choices for the good of his only son. Stepping off a bus into the Bronx one cold Christmas Eve, after thirty years on the road, he just wants to come home. He has an idea of how to try, when life takes a turn, and he winds up taking the only job he can find…ringing a dented bell.

With each song, and each part of the story, the bell ringer finds someone in desperate need of his help, which he gladly offers. But as Christmas draws night, he begins to wonder if he's only drifting further and further from finally coming home. 

Come along on this fateful Christmas Eve and learn that you really can come home again ...

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