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on a regular basis to see and hear our entire list of published pieces. The latest releases and other website information will be featured on the home page.
on the website.
Velocity Rings in the Season!
Velocity Handbell Ensemble, a group of some of the most experienced ringers on the West Coast, will offer a concert of classical music and holiday favorites on December 11th in the San Francisco Bay Area. The group will also provide worship service music on Sunday, December 5th.
Velocity has been called "unique," "magical," and "fascinating," by handbell experts around the country. The group has astounded audiences around the country with their ability to play up to five octaves of handbells with only four ringers. Velocity has at the heart of its mission statement the words "have fun." You won't want to miss out on the fun this Christmas with Velocity Handbell Ensemble.
Velocity Handbell Ensemble
Rings in the Season
Sunday, December 5, 2010
9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Saturday December 11, 2010
Faith Lutheran Church
20080 Redwood Road
Castro Valley, California
Freewill offering will be taken
Handbells in Italy
Did you miss the opportunity to play bells in Italy on our last tour? Well it's your turn! Handbell Ventures will sponsor a concert tour to beautiful Tuscany
July 9-16, 2011.
The renovated hamlet of Le Fonti will be our home for a week of music and Italian culture. Sample the food and wine, see amazing works of art and architecture, meet fascinating people and PLAY HANDBELLS. Anyone with basic handbell skills is welcome. (We even have space for non-ringers if you'd like to bring your family!)
Last year we wowed our audiences with three superb performances and hope to build a local "cult" following. Be a part of this amazing journey and register today!
For more information, contact William Kyle at email@example.com.
Area XII Bell
Teachers, would you like the use of a 3 octave set of handbells or chimes to add a new dimension and interest to your music class? Area XII encourages schools and other educational institutions (both public and private) to develop educational programs using handbells and handchimes. To support the development of such programs Area XII has 2 sets of 3 octaves of handbells and 3 sets of 3 octaves of handchimes for loan. Deadlines for applications is 5/31 for the Fall Semester and 10/30 for Spring Semester.To learn more about the responsibilities and procedures for participating in this program Click Here
Area XII Board
Past Chair.........P.L. Grove
Chair Elect...Laurie Sanders
Bay Area.......Beckie Wiley
Las Vegas.......Dixie Bailey
at a Glance:
You may have noticed there are more than a few concerts in the month of December. We think you would have to do more than just "glance" if we were to list them all here!
To view all the events on the calendar for Area XII (including the many, many Christmas concerts in December) Click Here
Or go to the Areas portion of the web site (click on your state or area at top of home page) to see which concerts are happening near you.
Ding dong merrily on high, in heaven the bells are ringing. And not only in heaven, but all across the west, too!
Maybe there wasn't a creature stirring in the house on the night before Christmas. But this December, all around Area XII, not a handbell will be sleeping.
Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!
A Message from the Chair
It's the busiest time of year for most ringers, and that's a beautiful thing! But wouldn't it be great to be busy like this all year?
Now's the time you can take action to make the whole year as exciting as the holiday season.
Here are three crazy ideas how:
- Build Your Mailing List. People LOVE to hear bells at Christmas. But if you know their names and e-mails, you can invite them to hear you all year round. Take your holiday concert opportunities and use them to build your communications with your fans. Get their information so you can invite them to hear you the rest of the year, too!
- Build Your Commitment. Use your holiday activities as a way to build your group's commitment to each other and your group goals. Get them while they're excited about holiday stuff, and get them to commit to going to a workshop, festival, other event, or even to extend your rehearsal time. It's always easier to get people on board when they're having FUN!
- Set Your Goals. I don't think I ever felt more ambitious than right after a great concert! Maybe set a post-concert time to go out together, have some fun, and talk about your goals. Remember, people only rise to the bar that is set for them (or they set for themselves). Go have a great concert, go have a great party, and make a commitment to do something more fun, more special, more exciting, and more ambitious than ever before.
Wishing all of you a wonderful, successful, magical holiday season. And I hope to see you all next year at your local Spring Ring and at National in July, while we all make plans to meet at Disneyland in 2012!
RimaArea XII Chair
Communiqué (From the Communications Director)
As I dragged out a HUGE stack of possible Christmas songs this year for my church choir, I began last week's rehearsal with a frown on my face. Our little group was about to enter December with the typical myriad of handbell issues: not enough ringers (and sometimes the ones who do come are flaky), folks who have their hearts in the right place but sometimes their hands are on the wrong bells, ringers who challenge us as directors and ringers who we must continually find ways to challenge, and a director of music who has no idea how hard it is to corral all of this melee into a cohesive song on a Sunday morning ("No, pastor, we cannot play Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring at next week's candlelight service - we need weeks to practice that...."). Sigh.
So I decided to dub the evening "kamikaze Christmas." We would play through that stack of Christmas pieces by rehearsal's end or die trying! By the end of the evening, I was out of breath and a little sweaty...and I had a huge smile on my face. Yup, it never fails. Somehow Christmas always manages to brighten up even this Grinch.
May the bells that you ring this December put a song in your heart and a smile on your face. Happy holidays!
Area XII Composition Contest Returns
Every other year, Area XII sponsors a contest to encourage composers to write new music for handbells and to create an exciting new piece for our next conference.
Our next conference, as you know, will be at Disneyland, so any of you composers or budding composers out there are encouraged to be particularly creative with this one.
All contest submissions must be postmarked by February 26, 2011 and should be mailed to:
AGEHR Area XII Composition Contest
5665 Leona Street
Oakland, CA 94605
For full details of the 2011 Area XII composition contest, go to the Area XIi Web site.
Davis Conference Pins Have Arrived!
If you ordered a conference lapel pin for the Area XII 2010 conference at U.C. Davis, your wait is over. The conference registrar reports that the pins arrived and were mailed out just before Thanksgiving.
If you ordered a pin at the conference and do not receive it in the mail shortly, please contact Kathy Arnold, the 2010 conference registrar, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SoCal - Michèle Sharik, Regional Coordinator
Advent is finally here and that means that Christmas isn't far behind! Ringers all over SoCal are finalizing their preparations for the season. There will be bells at the San Diego Zoo, bells in concert halls, bells in churches, bells everywhere! Be sure to check out the special Christmas Eve
and Jungle Bells
calendars on the SoCal page
as well as the regular SoCal calendar for a list of all the wonderful places you can hear bells this season!
Looking ahead past Christmas, I am pleased to say that registrations for the 2011 Bronze Vision
event (part of the 2011 Spring Ring
) are rolling in fast. The first choir is already more than half full & it's only the beginning of December! Bronze Vision is limited to 28 ringers, so be sure to get your registration in SOON to make sure there's a spot for YOU!
Fortunately, there's no limit
to how many groups can register for the main 2011 Spring Ring
event -- in fact, the more the merrier! There will be great classes, a director's round-table, a lunch-time concert, AND massed ringing under the baton of California's own Christine Anderson! There's still time to take advantage of the "Early Bird Discount." Don't wait; send in your registrations now!
Do you know of other events happening or have ideas for other events we should
be having in Southern California? Drop me a line
and let me know!
Finally, are you on Facebook
? Head over to the Southern California Region - Area XII page
for up-to-the-minute news about Spring Ring and other handbell happenings in SoCal!
LA Metro - Debbie Shaw, Regional Coordinator
December Greetings Everyone!
It sure is beginning to FEEL a lot like Christmas here in LA Metro! There is a chill in the air, snow in the mountains, and frost here at the beach. Now, with the turkey leftovers in the refrigerator, the first Christmas Concert can not be far away. My church Christmas concert is this Sunday, and what an exciting day. We have 4 handbell groups performing, 4 vocal choirs singing, the Praise Band and even our Sacred Dancers. Every year I hear comments from friends and family that "It just doesn't feel like Christmas until the Concert!" What a privilege it is to have the gift of music and to be able to share it with so many. Of course, there are challenges. Selecting the music in the summer, counting and re-counting the number of ringers there will be, all those calendar details, and finding last minute subs. BUT, the look of joy on the faces of our audiences and the big smiles from our ringers make it all worth the effort. Please check out the LA Metro page of the website for a list of many concerts in our area. Just in case you are looking for something to do on Christmas Eve, there is a request for subs on the LA Metro page. As a special treat, don't miss your chance to see handbells in Downtown Disney! Yup, The San Diego Harmony Ringers will take the stage near ESPN Zone on Dec 11th. The details can be found on the LA Metro page. (We think this may be the 1st time bells have played in Downtown Disney Anaheim!) Also, several LA Metro groups will be ringing at the San Diego Zoo. The Zoo is one of those special performances when we can introduce bells to lots of new people. I really love to watch the faces of first-time listeners as we play. Hopefully, you will find time to go to a concert and just listen. It is nice to be in the audience too!
Don't forget that Spring is just around the corner. I hope many of you are planning on attending the LA Metro Spring Ring on March 19th. More details will be coming soon.
Until next time, Merry Christmas, and Happy Ringing!
P.S. Check out our LA Metro Facebook page!
CenCal - Kathie Mackie, Regional Coordinator
Greetings from Central California!
Several performances are coming up this month, so if you haven't alreday, please take a look at the calendar. I hope you can attend one or two concerts.
Opus Handbell Ensemble recently teamed up with the Modesto Junior College Concert Choir and Chamber Snigers for an inspiring concert before an audience of 600. As a ringer myself, I know how exciting (and scary) it is to perform before such a large audience. But I heard many say that the handbells were the highlight of the evening, and that makes it so very worth it.
I was surprised, though, that quite a number of attendees had never heard handbells before. These days, it often seems to me that the audiences we play for have fewer and fewer who havene't already heard bells. And while they are certainly still aprreciative of what we do, there is just something extra special about knowing people are experiencing bells for the first time. I still remember my first experience. I fell in love with the sound of the bells ringing the first time I hear them at my church. No sooner had I expressed this to my husband, then he went to the director and said, "Kathie wants to play bells!" Well, as they say, the rest is history. That was many years ago, and I'm still ringing, but to this day, each time I hear that ringing sound I fall in love all over again.
SF Bay Area - Beckie Wiley, Regional Coordinator
Christmas arrived early at my house today! UPS delivered a special box with my music for the Bay Area Intense Ring and Spring Ring on March 25-26, 2011. Conductor Michael Glasgow is the guest director, and if you have never rung under Michael's baton, you are in for a rare treat! He is a little crazy, a lot of fun, and an extremely talented musician. For more information on this incredible opportunity, check the Bay Area page
of the Area XII Web site.
If you just can't wait until March 26 for a day of ringing, this year marks the 16th Bay Area Handbell Festival in Oakland on Saturday, February 26. Festival coordinators P.L. Grove and Dolores Rhoads will once again take the podium as the conductors. Their combined 50 years of experience as directors, ringers, and teachers, as well as degrees in music make them well equipped to lead the day's events. Whether you're a beginning or more advanced choir, there will be music and classes accessible for your group. Watch the Bay Area web page for more information on this fun event as it becomes available, and contact P.L. Grove (email@example.com
) or Dolores Rhoads (firstname.lastname@example.org
) to register.
Coming up even sooner is the second annual 12th Night at Saint Andrew's on Sunday, January 9, 2011. It's only $5 per ringer for afternoon's events, and the concert is at 5:30. Participants will also enjoy some food and fellowship at the potluck dinner following the concert. Again, more information can be found on the Bay Area page of the Area XII web site.
Attention young ringers! The Bay Area School Festival on March 24, 2011 features Kathleen Wissinger, a renowned youth clinician from Virginia. Kath has composed many pieces for school-age ringers and is in demand to direct youth workhops and festivals across the country. Don't miss this amazing festival for youth ensembles! Contact Dian Ruder at email@example.com for more details. (Hey, Dian - am I too old to participate?)
Check out all the Bay Area concerts and events on the Area XII calendar and the SF Bay Area portion of the web site.
Wishing you a blessed and joyous holiday season!
NorCal - Nancy Schmitt, Regional Coordinator
A Gift of Bells at Christmas....
The Lord does answer prayer.
On Tuesday of last week, I received a call from Paradise Lutheran Church saying we could have their bells to be donated to Castle Church in Germany. My husband and I drove to Paradise, California last Friday to pick up two octaves of Malmark bells, tables, foam pads, coverings and mallets, which will be delivered to Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany.
We met with the church pastor, Rod Platte, and the council president, Karen Hass, who has actually been to Castle Church in Wittenberg. We spent a few hours there at a prayer service and having lunch. As we ate, we overheard people talking excitedly about their bells going to Martin Luther's church in Germany!
The bells are in excellent shape, as they had not been used for several years. The letter of request for a donation of bells came as a synod mailing and caught the attention of Karen Hass, who approached Paradise Lutheran about donating them to Castle Church. (Oh, and how appropriate that Paradise Church is located on Luther Way....)
Just before our benefit concert for the Germany church, we had a prayer circle around the bells and thanked God and Paradise Lutheran for their gift. Christmas came early this year.
And yes, the Lord really does answer prayer.
Nevada - Barbara Walsh, Regional Coordinator
Christmas comes early for most bell ringers as we practice carols throughout the fall, knowing that the Christmas season will be our chance to really "shine." Although we hope our music will enhance the deeper meaning of Christmas, sometimes the glitz and glitter catches us up unawares. For one northern Nevada bell group - Tintabulations - that Christmas "shine" happened in a unique way.
The full moon glistened in the sky, as the ringers huddled between the giant, darkened Christmas tree and the thin shelter of a jutting store building. Sound technicians scurried, laying yards of electric cord, adjusting portable stage lights, and assembling microphones. Tintabulations' first Christmas gig of the season - the week BEFORE Thanksgiving - was performing at a Christmas tree lighting in an open air mall in Reno, despite the weather.
As we began to play, the wind tossed the music in a frenzy, ripping paper away from the clothespins. Instead of damping bells on shoulders, ringers frantically grabbed pages with whichever hand wasn't ringing. Crowds of shoppers and gawkers pushed and talked, shivered and huddled as they waited for Santa and the tree lights. With quickly numbing fingers, Tintabulations continued to play, watching the director for the tempo since they certainly couldn't hear one another over the roar of the wind and the crowd. As Santa came into view, the noise turned into cheers and then screams of happy excitement. Certainly, the ringers thought, no one was listening to the music!
As the last measure of the last song was played, Santa proclaimed "Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas!" And with a flourish, the song ended, Santa tossed glitter at the crowd (which the wind promptly blew into the ringers' faces), the tree was lit in showy splendor, and Tintabulation was suddenly backlit with a huge fireworks display.
Yes, we still hope our music will bring the true spirit of Christmas to someone. But Christmas "shine" does come in many ways. For one group, perservering against the odds was rewarded with fireworks and glitter.
Sarah Bigelow and Barbara Walsh
P.S.: Don't forget that January quickly follows December, and Nevada will host the 19th Annual 12th Night Handbell Festival on January 15 and 16 at the South Point Hotel. For more information, visit the Nevada section of the Area XII Web site
or contact Barbara Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hawaii - Karen Carlisle Regional Coordinator
Bells are ringing in Hawaii, and there are several chances to see both community and church groups perform holiday music. See the calendar below for more details.
Yes, it's still December, but you should mark your calendars now for Saturday, May 28, 2011 for the first Aloha Ring! We are still finalizing plans, but it's never too early to save the date on your calendar! And tell all your ringing friends in Hawaii that Tim Waugh will be our conductor for the day. Whoo hoo! Finally a Spring Ring in Hawaii....
NATIONAL NEWS: Master Classes and DB West Coming Soon
Registration has been extended for a limited time for AGEHR's master classes this January in Tucson, Arizona. While Dr. William Payn's conducting classes are currently full, there are still spots available for those wishing to ring and observe (not conduct). For the master class in composition with Arnold Sherman, there is only one spot still available, so if you're interested, don't delay.
There is a new addition this year: a beginning directors' seminar with Bill and Carolynne Mathis. There are undoubtedly many directors who would have loved to have the opportunity to attend a session like this when they were first starting out. Now is your chance to get some one-on-one instruction from this incredible teaching couple from Minneapolis. Don't miss it!
And if you are "just" a ringer, there's an event for you, too. Last month's edition featured reports about Distinctly Bronze East, and Area XII has our opportunity to attend DB closer to home. There is still space available for ringers to experience performing advanced repertoire under the baton of Jason Wells. Bremerton, Washington is once again the host city for the four-day conference on February 24-27, 2011. If you haven't yet experienced the adrenaline rush, Jason will leave you believing in your heart that you can ring anything (memorized, too)!
For more information on the Master Classes and Distinctly Bronze, visit the
Calendar of Events December (Whew!)
December 3, 2010, 6:30 p.m. San Diego Harmony Ringers performs as part of December Nights at The Prado, Balboa Park, Museum of San Diego History, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3, San Diego, California. Contact email@example.com.
December 3, 2010, 7:00 p.m. Tapestry in concert (featuring Canto Bello Handbell Ensemble), Walnut Creek United Methodist Church, 1543 Sunnyvale Avenue, Walnut Creek, California. Contact Carol Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 3, 2010, 7:00 p.m. Vocal and Handbell Christmas concert (featuring Glory Bells), Chula Vista Presbyterian Church, 940 Hilltop Drive, Chula Vista, California. Freewill offering - all proceeds donated to Interfaith Shelter. Contact 619.420.1898.
December 3, 2010, 7:30 p.m. Bel Tempo in concert with the River City Chorale, Christ Community Church, 5025 Manzanita Way, Carmichael, California. Contact email@example.com. December 3, 2010, 7:45 p.m. San Diego Harmony Ringers performs as part of December Nights at The Prado, Balboa Park, Museum of San Diego History, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3, San Diego, California. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 4, 2010, 12:50 p.m. Crusader Bells performs as part of December Nights at The Prado, Balboa Park, Museum of San Diego History, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3, San Diego, California.
December 4, 2010, 1:00 p.m. San Francisco State University Handbell Choir performs as part of Redwood City's Hometown Holiday Events at the San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway Street, Redwood City, California. For more information go to www.historysmc.org/event.html.
December 4, 2010, 1:00-4:00 p.m. RiverBells performs in the Barrel Room at the Lucas Winery, 18196 North Davis Road, Lodi, California. For more information phone 209.358.2006.
December 4, 2010, 4:00 p.m. Pacific Bells performs its Winter Festival concert at the First Congregational Church, 241 Cedar Avenue, Long Beach, California. For more information go to www.pacificbells.org.
December 4, 2010, 5:00 p.m.
San Diego Harmony Ringers performs for the Tree Lighting Ceremony at Leo Carrillo Ranch
6200 Flying Leo Carrillo Ln,Carlsbad, CA 92009-3042. For more information, contact: email@example.com
December 4, 2010, 5:00 p.m. Sonos Handbell Ensemble performs as guest artists with Ragazzi Boys Chorus as part of their "Ring Out, Bells!" series at First Congregational Church, 1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto, California. Tickets are $10-25. For more information go to www.ragazzi.org.
December 4, 2010, 7:00 p.m. The combined bells and chorus of Yorba Linda Presbyterian Church will be in concert, 19301 East Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, California.
December 4, 2010, 7:00 p.m. Bethlehem Grace Notes presents "A Christmas Festival on Handbells," Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1837 Mountain Street, Carson City, Nevada. Free admission. For more information go to www.blcs.org. December 4, 2010, 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. San Francisco State University Handbell Choir performs as part of the Temple Hill "Days of Christmas" series, Temple Hill Chapel, 4770 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, California. For more information go to www.templehillevents.com/Events_Page.html.
December 4, 2010, 7:30 p.m. Bel Tempo performs with the River City Chorale at Faith Presbyterian Church, 625 Florin Road, Sacramento, California. For more information contact Mary Balkow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 4, 2010, 8:00 p.m. Pacific Bells performs its Winter Festival concert at the First Congregational Church, 241 Cedar Avenue, Long Beach, California. For more information go to www.pacificbells.org.
December 5, 2010, 3:00 p.m. Simpson University Handbell Choir performs at the Simpson University Music Department winter concert, Simpson University Heritage Life Center, 2211 College View, Redding, California. General admission $8; students and seniors $5. For more information contact Nancy Schmitt at email@example.com. December 5, 2010, 3:00 p.m. The Celebration Ringers will perform a Christmas concert at Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd., Northridge, California. For more information phone 818.886.1555 or contact Gretchen Keeler at firstname.lastname@example.org. December 5, 2010, 4:00 p.m. Sonos Handbell Ensemble performs as guest artists with Ragazzi Boys Chorus as part of their "Ring Out, Bells!" series at Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, California. Tickets are $10-25. For more information go to www.ragazzi.org. December 5, 2010, 4:00 p.m. Bel Tempo performs with the River City Chorale at Pleasant Grove Community Church, 1730 Pleasant Grove Boulevard, Roseville, California. For more information contact Mary Balkow at email@example.com. December 5, 2010, 4:00 p.m. Pacific Bells performs its Winter Festival concert at the First Congregational Church, 241 Cedar Avenue, Long Beach, California. For more information go to www.pacificbells.org.
December 5, 2010, 4:00 p.m. The Music Department of Los Altos United Methodist Church performs "A Feast of Carols," featuring four handbell choirs. Los Altos U.M.C. is located at 5950 E. Willow Street, Long Beach, California. For more information contact Debbie Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 5, 2010, 4:00 p.m. Annual Carol Ring, Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos, 16575 Shannon Road, Los Gatos, California. For more information phone 408.356.6156, ext.34.
December 5, 2010, 6:00 p.m. Festival of Holiday Handbells, featuring clarinetist Danay Hoang, Midcities Baptist Church, 14391 Newland Street, Westminster, California. For more information contact Rudy Rodriguez at TheRudyBell@aol.com or 714.636.7705.
December 5, 2010, 6:00 p.m. The Methodist Handbell Choir will perform at First United Methodist Church, South and East Streets, Redding, California. Free admission.
December 5, 2010, 7:00 p.m. Mele Mai Paki Lima Community Choir performs at the Pearlridge Uptown Shopping Center, Second Level, 98-1005 Moanakua Road, #231, Aiea, Hawaii.
December 7, 2010, 7:30 p.m. San Diego Harmony Ringers perform in a joint concert with Orchestra Nova, San Diego Civic Theater, 1100 Third Avenue (at B Street), San Diego, California. For more information e-mail email@example.com.
December 8, 2010, 7:30 p.m. Bay Bells performs as guests of the Pacific Masterworks Chorus at John Knox Presbyterian Church, 7421 Amarillo Road, Dublin, California. For more information visit www.baybells.org. December 10, 2010, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sherry Hour / 7:30 p.m. Concert Tapestry performs "Christmas by Candlelight - a Shakesperarian Yuletide" at St. John's Episcopal Church, 5555 Clayton Road, Clayton, California. Tickets $25.00. For more information contact Carol Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 10, 2010, 7:30 p.m. Bay Bells performs "Silver Bells" at Grace Lutheran Church, 3149 Waverley Street, Palo Alto, California. For more information visit www.baybells.org.
December 11, 2010, 3:00 p.m. Bay Bells performs "Silver Bells" at Morgan Hill United Methodist Church, 17175 Monterey Street, Morgan Hill, California. For more information visit www.baybells.org.
December 11, 2010, 7:30 p.m. Bay Bells performs "Silver Bells" at First Congregational Church, 1980 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose, California. For more information visit www.baybells.org.
December 11, 2010, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 p.m. San Diego Harmony Ringers perform on stage at Downtown Disney (near ESPN Zone), Anaheim, California. For more information e-mail email@example.com.
December 11, 2010, 6:30 p.m. The Kailua Methodist Handbell Choir performs as part of the church Trolley Party, Kailua United Methodist Church, 1110 Kailua Road, Kailua, Hawaii.
December 11, 2010, 7:00 p.m. Velocity Handbell Ensemble rings in the season with a holiday concert at Faith Lutheran Church, 20080 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, California. A freewill offering will be taken. For more information visit www.velocitybells.org.
December 12, 2010 Mele Mai Paki Lima Community Choir performs at the Bobby Benson Center, 56-660 Kamehameha Hwy., Kahuku, Hawaii.
December 12, 2010, 3:00 p.m. RiverBells performs as guest artists with the Folsom Lake Symphony at the Jill Solberg Performing Arts Theater at Folsom High School, 1655 Iron Point Road, Folsom, California. Tickets $20-42. For more information visit www.folsomsymphony.com or phone 916.357.6718.
December 12, 2010, 3:00 p.m. Wesley Bronze performs its "Candlelight and Bells" concert, Wesley United Methodist Church, 1343 E. Barstow Avenue, Fresno, California.
December 12, 2010, 3:30 p.m. Bay Bells performs "Silver Bells" at the Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin, California. For more information visit www.baybells.org.
December 12, 2010, 5:00 p.m. Sonos Handbell Ensemble performs as guest artists with Ragazzi Boys Chorus as part of their "Ring Out, Bells!" series at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 1 El Camino Real, San Mateo, California. Tickets are $10-25. For more information go to www.ragazzi.org.
December 13, 2010, 7:00 p.m. San Francisco State University Handbell Choir performs in the Creative Arts Building, Room 153, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Aenue, San Francisco, California.
December 17, 2010, 12:00 Noon Bel Tempo performs in the Wells Fargo Building Lobby, 400 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, California. For more information contact Mary Balkow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 17, 2010, 6:00 p.m. San Diego Harmony Ringers in concert at the Father Junipero Serra Museum, 2727 Presidio Drive, San Diego, California. For more information e-mail email@example.com.
December 17, 2010, 7:30 p.m. RiverBells in concert at Faith United Methodist Church, 3600 "J" Street, Sacramento, California. Donations requested. For more information phone 916.452.7637.
December 17, 2010, 7:30 p.m. Velocity Handbell Ensemble performs as guest artists with the Stockton Chorale at Central United Methodist Church, 3700 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, California. For more information, visit www.velocitybells.org.
December 18, 2010, 12:00 Noon-1:00 p.m. RiverBells performs at the State Capitol building in the Capitol Rotunda, corner of "L" and 10th Streets (near the north door), Sacramento, California. For more information go to www.riverbells.org.
December 18, 2010, 3:00 p.m. Velocity Handbell Ensemble performs as guest artists with the Stockton Chorale at St. John's Episcopal Church, 1055 South Lower Sacramento Road, Lodi, California. For more information, visit www.velocitybells.org.
December 18, 2010, 7:00 p.m. Concordia Alumni Handbell Ensemble performs "I Heard the Bells," CU Center for Worship and the Performing Arts, Concordia University, 1530 Concordia West, Irvine, California.
December 18, 2010, 7:30 p.m. The Ringing Bells of Walnut Creek U.M.C. in concert with their choir at Walnut Creek United Methodist Church, 1543 Sunnyvale Avenue, Walnut Creek, California. Freewill offering will be taken. For more information contact Carol Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 18, 2010, 8:00 p.m. Sonos Handbell Ensemble performs as guest artists with the San Jose Chamber Orchestra as part of their "Winter's Gifts: Bells" series at Mission Dolores, 3321 - 16th Street, San Francisco, California. For more information go to www.sjco.org.
December 19, 2010, 10:15 a.m. Crusader Bells in concert, Pacific Beach Presbyterian Church, 1675 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, California. For more information contact Laurie Sanders at email@example.com.
December 19, 2010, 1:00 p.m. Bel Tempo performs a benefit concert for the River City Food Bank (donations and canned goods accepted), Northminster Presbyterian Church, 3235 Pope Avenue, Sacramento, California. For more information contact Mary Balkow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 19, 2010, 2:00 p.m. Mele Mai Paki Lima Community Choir performs at the Honolulu Academy of Arts Family Sunday, 900 South Beretania, Honolulu, Hawaii.
December 19, 2010, 3:00 p.m. Opus Handbell Ensemble performs as part of the Manteca Kindred Arts Association Concert series, St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 901 E. North Street, Manteca, California. General adminission $15; under 18 $5. For more information go to www.mantecakindredarts.com.
December 19, 2010, 7:00 p.m. San Francisco State University Handbell Choir performs "Carols and Bells," a joint concert with the Temple Hill Choir at the Fremont Stake Church, 48950 Green Valley Road, Fremont, California. For more information go to www.templehillevents.com/Events_Page.html.
December 19, 2010, 7:00 p.m. Sonos Handbell Ensemble performs as guest artists with the San Jose Chamber Orchestra as part of their "Winter's Gifts: Bells" series at Mission Santa Clara, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, California. For more information go to www.sjco.org.
December 21, 2010, 8:00 p.m. Opus Handbell Ensemble performs as guest artists at the Modesto Symphony Orchestra's Holiday Candlelight Concert (Ming Luke conducting), St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 709 "J" Street, Modesto, California. General admission $30; youth $10. For more information go to www.modestosymphony.org.
December 22, 2010, 12:00 Noon Bel Tempo performs in concert, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 N Street, Sacramento, California. For more information contact Mary Balkow at email@example.com.
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