Los Angeles Metro

Sharon Guilliams – Regional Coordinator


lametro.area12@handbellmusicians.org

Sharon Guilliams began ringing handbells at Red Hill Lutheran Church in the early 1980’s and was a part of the 1988 Marching Handbell Choir that led off the Rose Parade.  She began directing in 1993 when a choir director asked her to start a children’s choir, and currently leads two bell choirs associated with the South County Community Handbell Choirs, one chime choir and rings at Red Hill Lutheran Church.  She is also a handbell soloist. While an engineer by degree and vocation, bells are Sharon’s passion.  Sharon is known for her enthusiasm and a desire to incorporate bells into the worship service in creative ways.  She has resurrected multiple bell choirs in cities where she has worked and enjoys working with children and adults. Her other passion is riding with her husband on their tandem bicycle.

Contact Sharon for more information about handbells in the Los Angeles Metro area.

UPCOMING EVENTS
October 18, 2019
  • Pasadena Fall Fun Ring!

    October 18, 2019 - October 19, 2019 @ 
    Pasadena Presbyterian Church, 585 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA

    Please join us for this fun-filled two-day workshop and festival featuring the artists of Timbré as conductors and clinicians. Classes and massed ringing will be followed by a public concert in the sanctuary of the historic Pasadena Presbyterian Church.

    More information, including registration forms can be found here PasadenaFFR.pdf
    Or via the Pasadena Arts Foundation website at pasadenaartsfoundation.com/festival 
     

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October 19, 2019
  • Pasadena Fall Fun Ring!

    October 18, 2019 - October 19, 2019 @ 
    Pasadena Presbyterian Church, 585 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA

    Please join us for this fun-filled two-day workshop and festival featuring the artists of Timbré as conductors and clinicians. Classes and massed ringing will be followed by a public concert in the sanctuary of the historic Pasadena Presbyterian Church.

    More information, including registration forms can be found here PasadenaFFR.pdf
    Or via the Pasadena Arts Foundation website at pasadenaartsfoundation.com/festival 
     

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November 9, 2019
  • Bellfest 2019

    November 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    The Master's University, 21726 Placerita Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91321, USA

    We hope you will be available to participate in this year's Bellfest!  We hope small ensembles or soloists will also come!
     
    This year’s festival will again feature Christine Anderson as clinician and as performer in a solo mini-concert! She travels all over the country with her handbells so it will be fun to see and hear the new things she has learned!

    • “The Morning Trumpet” arranged by Lloyd Larson, 3-5 octaves, optional trumpet, Alfred Publishing, 19014 (includes trumpet score) $2.98, looks exciting! Old melody from “The Sacred Harp” which was published in 1844!
    • “A Festive Intrada” composed by Cynthia Dobrinski, 3-5 octaves, level: NA (easy medium) Shawnee, MSPHP5200 $2.13, HW: “Learn this exciting piece in a very short time. A winner for ringers and audience.”

    Workshop at 2 p.m. Even if your choir cannot attend/ring in the Concert, please come and ring something new. We can have extra handbells set up for those who can’t persuade their choir to ring for the concert. Let me know so I will have bells/tables ready. We want to be set up and be ready to ring at 2 p.m. Please let me know if you want to set up earlier so you can “warm up” with your group. We will coordinate times as we get the information from you! We will provide snacks from 1 – 4 to keep everyone energized.

    Concert at 4 p.m. Free admission for ringers and their directors. Tickets for general public available in advance and at the door. $8 General Admission, $5 TMU Alumni, free for children under 12.

    Cost to participate $50/choir

    Contact Claire Blackwell
    cblackwell@masters.edu
    661-362-2258 office
    661-607-5393 cell phone

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