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  • The Great Christmas Ring sponsored by South Community Handbell Choirs

    November 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Outlets at San Clemente, 101 W Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente, CA 92672, USA

    Come and share the holiday spirit with your fellow handbell musicians!
    No Tables/No Pads—Just Bells
    Level 2 Songs in Key of C — No Accidentals
    Cost: $17 for music (15 songs); $5 to participate (purchase of music includes 1 participant)
    Whole choir or individuals can participate
    Rehearse at least once prior to the event (either w/your choir or with South County Community Handbell Choirs)
    Contact: Sharon Guilliams, schandbell@ymail.com
    www.schandbell.org

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  • Christmas is Comin' Let the Handbells Ring - Casa Romantica

    December 4, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, CA 92672, USA

    As a part of Christmas at the Casa, the South County Community Handbell Choirs will be playing Christmas favorites in the Courtyard. Come to San Clemente and enjoy the music and merriment.

    www.schandbell.org

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  • Stars I Will Find

    December 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Rossmoor Event Center, 1021 Stanley Dollar Dr. Walnut Creek CA 94595

    Everything glitters at Christmastime. Tapestry has taken note of that and is preparing a feast of sparkling favorites, as well as some lesser known gems, to put you in the proper mood to worship, celebrate, or otherwise honor this season in the way you like best. Join us as we go searching for stars!

    www.tapestryringersandsingers.org/performances/

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  • Family Christmas Celebration

    December 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Camarillo UMC, 291 Anacapa Dr, Camarillo, CA 93012

    Be a part of the CUMC unofficial start to the Christmas season! This year’s Family Christmas Celebration will feature a Christmas sing-a-long, the singing Sunday school kids, all three children & youth bell choirs (Cherub Chimes, Youth Bells, and Youth Adult Bells) as well as the newest choir, the CDC Chimers (children from our United Methodist Child Development Center).  

    Crafts and yummy treats on the patio will follow!  Bring friends and a finger food dessert to share.

    cam-umc.org/calendar/#event=35614202

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  • Winter Holiday Concert

    December 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Chapel, Temple Hill, 4770 Redwood Rd, Oakland

    The SFSU Handbell Choir will be participating once again in The Temple Hill Days of Christmas concert series. This is a 30 minute concert performed once at 7:00 p.m. and repeated at 8:00 p.m.

    The 7:00 p.m. performance has a tendency to be to a standing room only performance. Attendees are encouraged to come for the 8:00 p.m. performance if at all possible. There is no admission charge.

    www.facebook.com/sfsuhandbellchoir

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  • Fa-la-la-la-la!

    December 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 357 Clay St, Reno, NV 89501, USA

    Ring in your yuletide celebrations with Tintabulations! Their festive seasonal concert will leave you wrapped in the warmth of the holidays, your heart filled with festive music. Concerts are free of charge, donations are gratefully accepted.

    tintabulations.com

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  • Winter Holiday Concert

    December 12, 2019 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
    The Redwoods, 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA 94941, USA

    The SFSU Handbell Choir will be performing its 2019 winter concert of winter holiday favorites at this senior residence. This concert is free and open to the public. Onsite visitor parking is limited. There is plenty of parking across the street in the front of the Safeway parking lot. There is a streetlight and crosswalk to assist you in getting across the street.
    www.facebook.com/sfsuhandbellchoir

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  • Fa-la-la-la-la!

    December 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    39 North at Victorian Square, 1144 Victorian Ave., Sparks, NV

    Ring in your yuletide celebrations with Tintabulations! Their festive seasonal concert will leave you wrapped in the warmth of the holidays, your heart filled with festive music. Concerts are free of charge, donations are gratefully accepted.

    tintabulations.com

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  • Stars I Will Find

    December 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Faith Lutheran Church, 50 Woodsworth Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

    Everything glitters at Christmastime. Tapestry has taken note of that and is preparing a feast of sparkling favorites, as well as some lesser known gems, to put you in the proper mood to worship, celebrate, or otherwise honor this season in the way you like best. Join us as we go searching for stars!

    www.tapestryringersandsingers.org/performances/

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  • Carol of the Bells

    December 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Pasadena Presbyterian Church, 585 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA

    Crown City Ringers will present its annual Holiday Handbell concert entitled "Carol of the Bells" for the Los Angeles and Pasadena communities. Under the direction of Michele Sharik, the evening will include well-known carols and feature six and 1/2 octaves of handbells (including a Bb2 - one of the largest Bells in the world - in cast Aluminum) and five octaves of chimes! 

    The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact F. Thomas Simpson at ftsimpson@aol.com or call 609-529-3979.

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  • Fa-la-la-la-la!

    December 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Squaw Valley Chapel, 444 Squaw Peak Rd., Olympic Valley, CA

    Ring in your yuletide celebrations with Tintabulations! Their festive seasonal concert will leave you wrapped in the warmth of the holidays, your heart filled with festive music. Concerts are free of charge, donations are gratefully accepted.

    tintabulations.com

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  • Christmas is Comin' Let the Handbells Ring

    December 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 33501 Stonehill Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629, USA

    The South County Community Handbell Choir are presenting their first Christmas Concert, Christmas is Comin' Let the Handbells Ring. This is a benefit concert for Family Assistance Ministries, south Orange County's homeless prevention organization.

    www.schandbell.org

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  • Stars I Will Find

    December 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1924 Trinity Ave., Walnut Creek, CA 94596

    Everything glitters at Christmastime. Tapestry has taken note of that and is preparing a feast of sparkling favorites, as well as some lesser known gems, to put you in the proper mood to worship, celebrate, or otherwise honor this season in the way you like best. Join us as we go searching for stars!

    www.tapestryringersandsingers.org/performances/

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  • Fa-la-la-la-la!

    December 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Veterans Hall, 10214 High St, Truckee, CA 96161, USA

    Ring in your yuletide celebrations with Tintabulations! Their festive seasonal concert will leave you wrapped in the warmth of the holidays, your heart filled with festive music. Concerts are free of charge, donations are gratefully accepted.

    tintabulations.com

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  • Carols & Candlelight

    December 14, 2019 @ 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
    Sanctuary, Temple United Methodist Church, 65 Beverly Street, San Francisco

    The SFSU Handbell Choir will be participating in this church's annual Carols & Candlelight program. In addition to the SFSU Handbell Choir performing a number of winter holiday pieces, there will be two vocal choirs performing as well. In addition, the traditional audience sing a long of favorites will happen. The concert is free and open to the public. There is plenty of street parking available.
    www.facebook.com/sfsuhandbellchoir

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  • Fa-la-la-la-la!

    December 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Churchill County Museum, 1050 S. Maine, Fallon, NV

    Ring in your yuletide celebrations with Tintabulations! Their festive seasonal concert will leave you wrapped in the warmth of the holidays, your heart filled with festive music. Concerts are free of charge, donations are gratefully accepted.

    tintabulations.com

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  • Pacific Bells Holiday Concert

    December 15, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Los Altos United Church of Christ, 5550 E Atherton St, Long Beach, CA 90815, USA

    Join us for some holiday favorites!

    losaltosucc.com

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  • Ring Out!

    December 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Christ Episcopal Church, 1040 Border Rd, Los Altos, CA 94024, USA

    Join Resounding Accord and Bay Bells as they come together to ring in the season!

    Bay bells Website : www.baybells.org/concertsworkshops.html

    Resounding Achord website: (and to purchase tickets)  resoundingachord.org/2019/11/06/ring-out/ 

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  • Stars I Will Find

    December 15, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Walnut Creek United Methodist Church, 1543 Sunnyvale Ave., Walnut Creek, CA 94597

    Everything glitters at Christmastime. Tapestry has taken note of that and is preparing a feast of sparkling favorites, as well as some lesser known gems, to put you in the proper mood to worship, celebrate, or otherwise honor this season in the way you like best. Join us as we go searching for stars!

    www.tapestryringersandsingers.org/performances/

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  • Christmas Jubilation

    December 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Saratoga Stake Center, Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, 19100 Allendale Ave., Saratoga, CA

    The SFSU Handbell Choir will be joined by the Oakland Temple Hill vocal choir for this concert. Each group will perform several numbers on their own as well as three joint full handbell choir/vocal choir numbers. This concert is free and open to the public. This concert site is next door to West Valley College.

    www.facebook.com/sfsuhandbellchoir

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  • Fa-la-la-la-la!

    December 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Fernley Baptist Church, 485 E. Main, Fernley, NV

    Ring in your yuletide celebrations with Tintabulations! Their festive seasonal concert will leave you wrapped in the warmth of the holidays, your heart filled with festive music. Concerts are free of charge, donations are gratefully accepted.

    tintabulations.com

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  • Fa-la-la-la-la!

    December 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    South Tahoe High School, 1735 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA

    Ring in your yuletide celebrations with Tintabulations! Their festive seasonal concert will leave you wrapped in the warmth of the holidays, your heart filled with festive music. Concerts are free of charge, donations are gratefully accepted.

    tintabulations.com

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  • Festive Holidays

    December 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Nightingale Concert Hall on the UNR campus, 1335 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV

    Enjoy festive holiday music with Tintabulations and Reno Pops Orchestra, including selections from Amahl and the Night Visitors, traditional holiday favorites and handbells!

    renopops.org

    tintabulations.com

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  • Hear the Angels Ring!

    December 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Rd, Modesto, CA 95350, USA

    An evening with Opus Handbell Ensemble will strike a chord in your memory and warm your heart. Make this Christmas special for you and your family by enjoying a touch of bronze artistry!

    Under the artistic direction of Rich Colla, some favorite classics will include “Greensleeves”, “In the Bleak Midwinter”, and “Pat-a-Pan”. Textures in rhythm and percussion will add to your holiday experience.

    Cost at the door: $15/Adult; $10/Student; $5/Children under 12. Join us!
    Opushandbell.org or like us on Facebook.

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  • Fa-la-la-la-la!

    December 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Portola United Methodist Church, 396 2nd Ave, Portola, CA 96122, USA

    Ring in your yuletide celebrations with Tintabulations! Their festive seasonal concert will leave you wrapped in the warmth of the holidays, your heart filled with festive music. Concerts are free of charge, donations are gratefully accepted.

    tintabulations.com

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  • Fa-la-la-la-la!

    December 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church, 955 W Peckham Ln, Reno, NV 89509, USA

    Ring in your yuletide celebrations with Tintabulations! Their festive seasonal concert will leave you wrapped in the warmth of the holidays, your heart filled with festive music. Concerts are free of charge, donations are gratefully accepted.

    tintabulations.com

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  • Fa-la-la-la-la!

    December 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Ln., Gardnerville, NV

    Ring in your yuletide celebrations with Tintabulations! Their festive seasonal concert will leave you wrapped in the warmth of the holidays, your heart filled with festive music. Concerts are free of charge, donations are gratefully accepted.

    tintabulations.com

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  • Fa-la-la-la-la!

    December 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 449 W. King St., Carson City, NV

    Ring in your yuletide celebrations with Tintabulations! Their festive seasonal concert will leave you wrapped in the warmth of the holidays, your heart filled with festive music. Concerts are free of charge, donations are gratefully accepted.

    tintabulations.com

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Recent News

We Have a Composition Contest Winner!

Area 12 is happy to announce that the winner of our 2019 Composition Contest is Fervent Freedom by Mike Mazzatenta. This winning composition will be published and included in the repertoire list for the 2020 Area 12 Conference in Las Vegas. Congratulations to Mike...

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Call for Instructors – Vegas 2020

Do you have a class you are just itching to teach at the Area 12 Conference in 2020? We have so many talented people in Area 12 (and beyond!) and we want to give you all the chance to apply to teach at our conference!

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Join us in Las Vegas in 2020

Save the date to join us in Las Vegas for the Area 12 conference July 3-5, 2020! Featuring Stevie Berryman, clinician, and including massed ringing, classes, and conference choir. There will also be a youth conference featuring Barb Walsh, clinician.

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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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