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

March 25, 2017

Concordia Handbell Invitational 2017 #2
4:30pm
Concordia University Center for Worship & the Performing Arts
1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA 92610

Concordia’s 5-ensemble handbell program invites prominent area high school and college ensembles to join them in a 90-minute concert as each presents its own favorites, concluding with a mass ring, which at this event is “Celebrate With Joy,” by Cynthia Dobrinski. NO TICKETS REQUIRED. FREE PARKING.

Visit www.cui.edu/thearts for more information.

March 31, 2017

LA Metro Spring Ring
7:00-9:00pm
Pasadena Presbyterian Church
585 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101

2017 LA Metro Spring Ring
with the Artists of Timbre,
Conducting & Teaching

Click here for more information
Download registration paperwork here

Contact Michele Sharik for more information.

April 1, 2017

LA Metro Spring Ring
9:00am-5:00pm
Pasadena Presbyterian Church
585 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101

2017 LA Metro Spring Ring
with the Artists of Timbre,
Conducting & Teaching

Click here for more information
Download registration paperwork here

Contact Michele Sharik for more information.

LA Metro Spring Ring Concert
5:00pm
Pasadena Presbyterian Church
585 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101

2017 LA Metro Spring Ring
with the Artists of Timbre,
Conducting & Teaching

Click here for more information
Download registration paperwork here

Contact Michele Sharik for more information.

April 23, 2017

L.A. Bronze in Concert
4:00pm
El Segundo United Methodist Church
540 Main Street
El Segundo, 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.

April 28, 2017

Bay Area Spring Ring Intense Ring
7:00-10:00pm
Valley Church
10885 N Stelling Rd
Cupertino, CA 95014

Featuring conductor William H. Mathis

More information at handbellventures.org/springring

Southern California Spring Ring
7:00-9:00pm
St Thomas More Catholic Church
1450 S Melrose Dr.
Oceanside, CA 92056

Featuring Stevie Berryman conducting

Click here for classes, schedule, and detailed information
Click here to download registration paperwork

Contact socal.area12@handbellmusicians.org for more information

April 29, 2017

Southern California Spring Ring
9:00am-6:00pm
St Thomas More Catholic Church
1450 S Melrose Dr.
Oceanside, CA 92056

Featuring Stevie Berryman conducting
Click here for classes, schedule, and detailed information
Click here to download registration paperwork

Contact socal.area12@handbellmusicians.org for more information

Bay Area Spring Ring
10:30am-6:00pm
Valley Church
10885 N Stelling Rd.
Cupertino, CA 95014

Featuring conductor William H. Mathis

More information at handbellventures.org/springring

Southern California Spring Ring Concert
5:00pm
St Thomas More Catholic Church
1450 S Melrose Dr.
Oceanside, CA 92056

Featuring Stevie Berryman conducting

Contact socal.area12@handbellmusicians.org for more information

Bay Area Spring Ring Concert
6:00pm
Valley Church
10885 N Stelling Rd.
Cupertino, CA 95014

Featuring conductor William H. Mathis

More information at handbellventures.org/springring

April 30, 2017

2017 Bay Area Directors’ Workshop
2:00-6:00pm
Walnut Creek United Methodist Church
1543 Sunnyvale Avenue
Walnut Creek, California

Presented by Handbell Ventures.

With instructors Bill and Carolynne Mathis.
Contact Kathy Arnold at treasurer@handbellventures.org for more information

L.A. Bronze in Concert
4:00pm
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
11919 Oxnard Street
North Hollywood, 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.

May 6, 2017

San Francisco State University Handbell Choir’s 20th Anniversary Concert
7:00pm
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.edufor more information.

May 21, 2017

RiverBells Spring Concert
2:00pm
Prince of Peace Church
7501 Franklin Boulevard
Sacramento, CA

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, big-band era piece “Pennsylvania 6-5000,” and a new arrangement of “Friskin’ the Whiskers,” arranged specifically for RiverBells SACRAMENTO in honor of the group’s 20th anniversary in 2018. The concert also includes some examples of more traditional handbell music as part of its repertoire.

Visit riverbells.org for more information.

L.A. Bronze in Concert
4:00pm
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.

October 14, 2017

Redding Handbell Festival
8:00am “Ringin’ in the Red Zone”
9:05am Festival begins
4:30pm Finale Festival Concert (open to the public)
Simpson University Heritage Life Center
2211 College View Drive
Redding, CA

The Redding Handbell Festival will feature massed ringing, a bronze choir to challenge ringers who want to play advanced pieces, and a wide variety of classes. A free concert open to the public will close out the day.

Download the registration form & additional information here.

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