Events

Every other year, Area 12 holds a conference that brings together the ringers throughout its region: from Hawaii and Nevada to parts up and down the state of California. For this reason, the Area 12 conference moves around. During off-conference years, regions hold spring rings, directors’ workshops, and other educational events. And there are always handbell concerts to be found, especially at Christmas time.

To learn more about the Area 12 conference, check the Area 12 conference page for updates as they become available.

To add your concert to the calendar, you can submit the event online or contact the webmaster with the name of the group, date, time, and venue address of the event.

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All Area 12 Upcoming Events
May 4, 2017
  • Tapestry - Back on BROADWAY!

    May 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Rossmoor Event Center (for residents and guests), 1021 Stanley Dollar Drive, Walnut Creek CA 94595

    This Spring: Come hear the Broadway songs you've always loved... and some you've never met!

    Handbell & vocal ensemble
    Directed by Cindy Krausgrill
    Accompanied by Craig Beattie

    In support of Contra Costa ARC

    Visit tapestryringersandsingers.org/performances.html for more information.

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May 6, 2017
  • Tapestry - Back on BROADWAY!

    May 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Walnut Creek United Methodist, 1543 Sunnyvale Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94597, USA

    This Spring: Come hear the Broadway songs you've always loved... and some you've never met!

    Handbell & vocal ensemble
    Directed by Cindy Krausgrill
    Accompanied by Craig Beattie

    In support of Contra Costa ARC

    Visit tapestryringersandsingers.org/performances.html for more information.

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May 7, 2017
  • San Francisco State University Handbell Choir’s 20th Anniversary Concert

    May 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Temple United Methodist Church of San Francisco 65 Beverly Street San Francisco, California

    Join the SF State Handbell Choir as it celebrates its 20th anniversary with a concert benefiting the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCoR). The concert is free. Goodwill donations will be accepted on behalf of UMCoR.

    Contact Caroline Harnly at charnly@sfsu.edu for more information.

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  • Tapestry - Back on BROADWAY!

    May 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    St. John's Parish, 5555 Clayton Road, Clayton CA 94517

    This Spring: Come hear the Broadway songs you've always loved... and some you've never met!

    Handbell & vocal ensemble
    Directed by Cindy Krausgrill
    Accompanied by Craig Beattie

    In support of Contra Costa ARC

    Visit tapestryringersandsingers.org/performances.html for more information.

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  • Cathedral Bells Year End Concert

    May 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    St. John's Lutheran 185 Center St, Orange, CA

    Under the direction of Alex Guebert, Cathedral Bells presents our year end concert, featuring several of Alex's own creations, including All Creatures of our God and King, and Be Still My Soul. The concert also includes a variety of works including Hungarian Fast Polka and Fantasy on King's Weston. St. John's plays on 7 octaves of bells and 6 octaves of chimes. Also look for us at the National Convention in Anaheim at the Choristers Guild Showcase (Thursday Morning).

    Visit our Facebook page for more information.

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  • Velocity Handbell Ensemble presents: STIR

    May 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    First Covenant Church Oakland, 4000 Redwood Rd, Oakland, CA 94619, USA

    To stir: to mix, blend, move, or cause to move as in awakening, disturb...

    Velocity Handbell Ensemble presents: STIR
    A mixture of musical compositions designed to awaken, blend together, perhaps inspire, rouse, maybe excite, possibly disturb and hopefully draw you into the music of Velocity -- music that moves. Join us in the Bay Area for two concerts this May and June.

    Contact director PL Grove at hblady75@gmail.com or visit www.velocitybells.org for more information.

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  • Crown City Ringers present: Hooray for Hollywood!

    May 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Pasadena Presbyterian Church, 585 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA

    Visit the Crown City Ringers' website at crowncityringers.com for more information.

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May 13, 2017
  • We Can Work it Out

    May 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    St. Francis Episcopal Church, 1205 Pine Ave, San Jose

    Join Bay Bells as we perform a collection of Peace, Love, and Protest Songs. Share in music with themes of unity and empowerment. Suggestion Donation $10. No one turned away for lack of funds

    Visit www.baybells.org for more information.

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May 14, 2017
  • Tapestry - Back on BROADWAY!

    May 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church, 1578 Kirker Pass Rd, Clayton, CA 94517, USA

    This Spring: Come hear the Broadway songs you've always loved... and some you've never met!

    Handbell & vocal ensemble
    Directed by Cindy Krausgrill
    Accompanied by Craig Beattie

    In support of Contra Costa ARC

    Visit tapestryringersandsingers.org/performances.html for more information.

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  • We Can Work it Out

    May 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Calvary Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall, 532 Center St, Santa Cruz

    Join Bay Bells as we perform a collection of Peace, Love, and Protest Songs. Share in music with themes of unity and empowerment. Suggestion Donation $10. No one turned away for lack of funds

    Visit www.baybells.org for more information.

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May 20, 2017
May 21, 2017
  • RiverBells Spring Concert

    May 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Prince of Peace Church, 7501 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95823, USA

    RiverBells SACRAMENTO will perform a concert of handbell music at Prince of Peace Church, 7501 Franklin Boulevard (west of CA-99 between Florin and Franklin), Sacramento, CA on Sunday, May 21st, 2017 at 2:00pm. This is a free, public concert and a donation will be requested. Highlights at this concert include “Blaze” by California ringer, composer, and director William Kyle, and big-band era piece “Pennsylvania 6-5000." The concert also includes some examples of more traditional handbell music as part of its repertoire.

    Visit riverbells.org for more information.

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  • Spring Bell Choir Concert

    May 21, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Camarillo United Methodist Church 291 Anacapa Drive Camarillo, CA 93010

    Camarillo UMC Bell Choirs are pleased to invite you to our annual Spring Bell Choir Concert featuring our 5 bell choirs: Cherub Chimes, Chapel Bells, Youth Bells, Young Adult Bells, and Adult Bells. Join us for an exciting musical journey, as we explore a wide variety of musical styles including gospel favorites "Soon and Very Soon" and "His Eye is on the Sparrow", jazzy versions of "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" and "Precious Lord, Take My Hand", and pop classics "What a Wonderful World", the Beach Boys' "Sloop John B", and the iconic "Stairway to Heaven". We will be joined by our wonderful Chancel Choir, string bass, percussion, flute, and clarinet. There is truly something for everyone! We hope you will plan to join us for this celebration of life and music.

    Contact Kristi VanKeersbilck at kristivan@cam-umc.org for more information.

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  • L.A. Bronze in Concert

    May 21, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Hill Avenue Grace Lutheran Church 73 North Hill Pasadena, CA

    Los Angeles’s premiere handbell ensemble invites you to their annual spring concert series, featuring classical, lyrical and original handbell music.

    Visit their Facebook event page for more information.

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  • Handbells in Concert

    May 21, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010

    Camarillo UMC Bell Choirs are pleased to invite you to our annual Spring Bell Concert featuring our 5 bell choirs: Cherub Chimes, Chapel Bells, Youth Bells, Young Adult Bells, and Adult Bells. Join us for an exciting musical journey, as we explore a wide variety of musical styles including gospel favorites "Soon and Very Soon" and "His Eye is on the Sparrow", jazzy versions of "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" and "Precious Lord, Take My Hand", and pop classics such as "What a Wonderful World", the Beach Boys' "Sloop John B", and the iconic "Stairway to Heaven". We will be joined by our Chancel Choir, string bass, percussion, flute, and clarinet. There is truly something for everyone!

    Visit www.cam-umc.org for more information.

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May 23, 2017
  • Washoe County School District – Young Ringers Workshop

    May 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:15 pm
    South Reno United Methodist Church 200 DeSpain (across from Galena H.S.)

    There is a wonderful opportunity for you and your students to attend a young ringers workshop/festival in May.

    During the workshop all of the ringers will rehearse 2 pieces with guest conductor, Barb Walsh, in the morning and present a concert around noon. If your group would like to perform a solo piece during the concert that is an option, but not an expectation. This is a great culminating activity for your bell/chimes unit and your kids will be able to ring with students from all over the Washoe County School District.

    You may access the music of the massed pieces on the WCSD Music Website.

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