Concordia Handbell Invitational Registration (Registration open until Feb 18)

  • Sat, Mar 18, 2023 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Concordia University Irvine Center for Worship and Performing Arts

    1530 Concordia
    Irvine, California 92612
Ticket Price $15.00-$80.00 This event is now over

Concordia Handbell Invitational, 2023
Registration open until Feb 18

Location: Concordia University Irvine
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2023
Workshop begins at 12:00pm
Public Concert at 4:00pm
Register by Feb 18, 2023

During this ½ day event, you will hone and refresh your ringing skills by learning a piece of music under the tutelage of Concordia's Handbell Faculty and members of Concordia's top ensemble. If your full ensemble comes, you will have a piece of music ready to perform with only 1 or 2 more rehearsals. The format for the workshop is a typical rehearsal of a piece interspersed with technique workshops.  We will review proper technique as well as proper execution of articulations, all the while having fun doing what we love. All Church, Community, and high school ensembles or individual ringers are welcome!

The afternoon will culminate in a concert featuring each participating ensemble and the Concordia University Handbell ensembles. The intention of this event is to learn, experience the greater handbell community, and perform for an audience of handbell fans in our beautiful concert hall. Full ensembles, partial ensembles, and individual ringers are all welcome. 

Ensembles will need to bring their own handbells, pads, cloths, etc. We will provide tables. We may  be able to provide substitute ringers if you have gaps in your ensemble. Ensembles are invited to perform 1 or 2 pieces during the afternoon concert. This will be a fantastic performance opportunity! 

This event is endorsed by Handbell Musicians of America, dedicated to uniting people through the musical art of handbell and handchime ringing.

All attending ensembles will need to purchase Fantasy on Kingsfold by H.D. Wagner (Hope Publishing Co.) Available at

You do not need to learn this piece ahead of time. We will spend time rehearsing this in a mass setting. 

We will provide sheet music for individual ringers. 

12:00pm: Registration and setup. Arrive between 11:00am-12:00pm for an optional Brunch (Cafeteria brunch costs $10/person) 
12:30pm-3:00pm: Workshop & mass rehearsal
3:00pm: Ensemble Warmups
4:00pm: Concert

Contact Erik Der at or text 619-995-0256

Registration Fee:
$80 per ensemble or $15 for individual ringers

Concordia University Irvine Center for Worship and Performing Arts (CU Center).
1530 Concordia, Irvine CA 92612

Parking and Walking: 
Please park in the main lot (parking is free), then walk down the hill to the CU Center

Date & Time

Sat, Mar 18, 2023 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Venue Details

Concordia University Irvine Center for Worship and Performing Arts

1530 Concordia
Irvine, California 92612 Concordia University Irvine Center for Worship and Performing Arts
Concordia University Irvine

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Concordia University Irvine prepares students for their vocations—their various callings in life. CUI offers undergraduate, graduate, and online bachelor's degrees in a beautiful Southern California location, with online and regional cohort options. Concordia’s undergraduate program is distinctive among universities in California because of its nationally recognized Enduring Questions & Ideas (Q&I) Core program, and its Lutheran heritage that provides a thoughtful and caring Christian community that lives out the theology of "Grace Alone. Faith Alone." 


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