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  • World premiere of Voyaging, for chamber choir, 6+oct. handbell ensemble, and harp by Christian Guebert

    March 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Anaheim First Presbyterian Church, 310 W Broadway, Anaheim, CA 92805, USA

    Presented by Choral Arts Initiative, members of Timbré Ensemble and Cathedral Bells of St. John's Lutheran Church Orange CA

    Join us for the premiere of a short-concert-length work of entirely new music for handbell ensemble, harp, and 24-voice chamber chorus!

    Propelled by Walt Whitman's transcendent poetry of the "unbounded sea," this choral song cycle sets the lifelong journey of the universal Voyager, sailing forth from land with both mortal body and limitless soul aboard the ship. Harp and handbells form a narrative world of joy, loss, death, and love through which the music navigates. 

    ​Come join us for this vast, expansive, and sonic listening experience! Visit the website for tickets and use code ONLINE15 to get a discount. There is a student ticket rate. Contact Christian with any questions: cnguebert@gmail.com

    www.choralartsinitiative.org/march-23--voyaging

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  • World premiere of Voyaging, for chamber choir, 6+oct. handbell ensemble, and harp by Christian Guebert

    March 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Anaheim First Presbyterian Church, 310 W Broadway, Anaheim, CA 92805, USA

    Presented by Choral Arts Initiative, members of Timbré Ensemble and Cathedral Bells of St. John's Lutheran Church Orange CA

    Join us for the premiere of a short-concert-length work of entirely new music for handbell ensemble, harp, and 24-voice chamber chorus!

    Propelled by Walt Whitman's transcendent poetry of the "unbounded sea," this choral song cycle sets the lifelong journey of the universal Voyager, sailing forth from land with both mortal body and limitless soul aboard the ship. Harp and handbells form a narrative world of joy, loss, death, and love through which the music navigates. 

    ​Come join us for this vast, expansive, and sonic listening experience! Visit the website for tickets and use code ONLINE15 to get a discount. There is a student ticket rate. Contact Christian with any questions: cnguebert@gmail.com

    www.choralartsinitiative.org/march-23--voyaging

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  • Bay Area School Handbell Festival

    March 28, 2019
    All Saints Catholic Church, 22824 2nd St, Hayward, CA 94541, USA

    Bring your youth bell choir to participate in this fantastic school ensemble event! Our clinician this year is Barb Walsh of Reno, Nevada. Barb directs the community ensemble Tintabulations and has plenty of experience working with youth bells. Contact Dian Ruder for more information at dianruder@comcast.net

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  • Sacramento Area Spring Ring

    March 30, 2019
    Prince of Peace Church, Sacramento, CA

    Hosted by RiverBells Sacramento. Contact Paul W. Allen at musicallen@comcast.net for more information.

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Recent News

Join us in Las Vegas in 2020

Save the date to join us in Las Vegas for the 2020 Area 12 conference! July 3-5, 2020 Las Vegas, Nevada   University of Nevada, Las Vegas all classes and massed ringing in the Student Union   featuring Stevie Berryman, clinician   This event marks the return of massed...

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Composers Wanted! Area 12 Contest Ends February 28

The Handbell Musicians of America Area 12 Composition Contest strives to expand the handbell repertoire with interesting and accessible compositions, while providing a tool for learning and enjoyment at the Area's biennial conference. The winning composition will be...

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Area 12 Election Results Are In!

Thank you to everyone who voted in this year's Area 12 election! We are pleased to congratulate and welcome new Executive Board members - Chair-Elect Kendra Scott, Secretary Michele Meenk, and Treasurer Helena Broadbent. These newly elected board members join Chair...

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Area 12 Mourns the Loss of Mel Tully

It is with deep sadness that Area 12 shares the news of the passing of Mel Tully. Mel was a Past Chair of Area 12, and has served on the Area 12 Board for many years in other roles as well, including most recently as Vendor Liaison. His store, WestCoast Handbell...

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Tintabulations Represents

Barb Cote shares her experience performing with Tintabulations at the International Handbell Symposium in Vancouver this past summer.

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