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.

To learn more about what’s happening in a specific area, select a region below:

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All Area 12 Upcoming Events
  • 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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