Handbell choir festival 2024

@ St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Iowa City

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St. Andrew Presbyterian Church will host a Handbell Choir Festival from April 12-13, 2024. As part of the festival, participants will learn skills to revitalize and/or rebuild handbell ministries and create community.

In addition, we’ll ring in a massed bell choir under the direction of Stevie Berryman (see photo), handbell director at First Congregational Church Houston. Her creative, innovative, play-based methods have made her a sought-after educator and clinician at area and national handbell festivals. 

A new and exciting aspect is that the festival is co-sponsored by Area 8 of the Handbell Musicians of America and the North Central Region of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians (PAM). This handbell choir festival is the inaugural in person event of the North Central Region, which represents members from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. PAM believes that formative and collaborative experiences with God and neighbor nurture relationships and create community and provides resources, conferences, and publications to help enable those experiences.

All handbell organizations with handbell ringers ages 18+ are welcome to attend either as individuals, partial handbell choirs, or full handbells.


To register, click on the button below. The repertoire list is included in the link.

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