Date: January 31, 2020 - February 1, 2020
Mount Vernon Baptist Church
11220 Nuckols Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23059
2020 Virginia Baptist Combined Handbell Festival
Our guest clinician, David Harris, has been the director of The Raleigh Ringers since January 1990, when he was instrumental in the formation of the group. David studied music while earning a degree in computer science at the Pennsylvania State University and has received private instruction in conducting from Dr. William A. Payn of Bucknell University. David was the director of the handbell program at Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church and has served Handbell Musicians of America (formerly the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers -AGEHR) as North Carolina State Chairman and as Area III Treasurer. He chaired the national committee that planned the very first Community/ Professional Handbell Choir event, Pinnacle 2000, which was held in Las Vegas, Nevada. David is in increasing demand as a clinician and guest conductor and has led several national Handbell Musicians of America events as well as serving as the primary handbell clinician for denominational music events, such as those held at Montreat, Lake Junaluska and Lutheridge. After growing up in the Northeast, David moved to Raleigh with his wife, Kristina. Dave and Kris have three children: Daniel, Kate, and Jennifer.
New this year! There is a optional piece for each group (2-3 octave or 3-5 octave). Dave Harris will rehearse those pieces separately, so the break times will be staggered this year.
Friday, January 31
|3:00 pm||Fellowship Hall open for group setup|
|6:45 pm||Fellowship Hall open|
|7:20 pm||Ringers in place|
Welcome and Introductions
|7:30-9:00 pm||Massed Ringing|
Saturday, February 1
|8:30-9:45 am||Massed Ringing|
|9:45-10:15 am||2-3 Octave choirs rehearse optional piece|
3-5 Octave choirs break
|10:15-10:45 am||3-5 Octave choirs rehearse optional piece|
2-3 Octave choirs break
|12:05 pm||Closing Session|
Music selections (links are for Handbell World):
2-3 and 3-5 octave choirs:
- All Glory Laud and Honor, arr. Krug (2-3 octaves LC201935L) Level 2+
- All Glory Laud and Honor, arr. Krug (3-6 octaves LC201934L) Level 2+
- Kyrie, Moklebust (2-5 octaves, MCGB480) Level 3
- Song of Gladness, Sherman (2-6 octaves, MRRHB0064) Level 2+
Optional 2-3 octave choir selection:
- Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, arr. Eithun (2-3 octaves, MLC201639L) Level 2
Optional 3-5 octave choir selection:
- I Will Arise and Go to Jesus, arr. Compton (3-5 octaves, MAG35313) Level 3
Cost: $40 per ringer
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Richmond, VA 23233
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Glen Allen, VA 23060
BGAV rate is $89/night before taxes, and the cutoff date for this rate is January 10, 2020.