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2017 Event

Date: Nov 4, 2017 
Guest Conductor: William Payn 
Site: Kerr Scott Building on NC State Fairgrounds 

Hello Handbell Enthusiasts!

The 29th annual Capital Area Handbell Festival Conference (CAHFC) will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Kerr Scott Building on NC State Fairgrounds.  The conference is scheduled to begin at 9:00 am with the public concert to begin at 5:00 pm.  Lunch is included in the registration fee.  In addition, a lunchtime concert will be provided for all participants to attend.

Two versions of the registration form are available online (see below).  Each one is an Adobe Acrobat (pdf) file that can be opened using Adobe Acrobat Reader version 7.0 or greater, which is free from Adobe's web site(http://www.adobe.com)!

pdf icon Interactive Form Version This version of the registration is to be filled out electronically prior to printing.  Please follow the directions that are listed on the first page.
pdf icon Print Version This version of the registration is to be filled out after printing.  Please follow the directions that are listed on the first page.

We are very excited about having William Payn as our guest conductor this year.  This will be his fourth visit as the conductor of this event.  The festival is open to all groups (youth or adult), and you are welcome to bring partial groups, if you desire.  The repertoire that will be used in massed ringing is listed below:

Title / Writers Publisher Octaves Comment Advanced Choir Optional Work
BLEST BE THE TIE THAT BINDS
      arr. by Beth Elston 
Lorenz - 201977L
3-5   0 0
O COME, O COME EMMANUEL
      arr. by Cynthia Dobrinski 
Hope - 1399
3-5   0 0
O GOD, BENEATH YOUR GUIDING HAND
      William Payn 
National - NMP118
3-5   0 0
SUSSEX CAROL
      arr. by Jason Krug 
GIA - G-8743
3-5   0 0
WE THREE KINGS
      arr. by S.E. Fauble 
Alfred - 45759
3-5(6)   0 0
WITH TAMBOURINE AND DANCING
      Ron Mallory 
Jeffers - JHS9507
3-5 Optional Work for All Choirs 0 1

It is expected that all the repertoire will be rehearsed prior to attending and that the participants will be ready to "fine-tune" under the direction of William Payn.  Our hope is that the Christmas music selected will give your choir a head start for your Advent programs in December.

In addition to the massed music, each choir is encouraged to perform a solo performance piece during the final concert.  (It cannot be a massed ringing piece).  To register, complete the "Solo Performance Information" section at the bottom of the registration form.

Please note that the conference is run under the auspices of The Raleigh Ringers, Inc.

In addition to the Capital Area Handbell Festival Conference, the Raleigh Ringers are organizing and sponsoring an additional workshop on Friday, Nov 3, to give directors and ringers an opportunity to work and ring under the direction of the guest clinician, William Payn.  It will be held at the Kerr Scott Building on NC State Fairgrounds beginning at 7:00 pm and ending at 10:00 pm. Registration for the event will begin at 6:00 pm.  To register, use one of the Capital Area Handbell Festival Conference Registration Forms.

On behalf of the Capital Area Handbell Festival Conference Committee, we would be delighted to have you and your group attend.  If you have any questions, feel free to call David Harris at 1-866-947-7464 or send him an email message (rringer@rr.org).

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