2015 Festival Information

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2015 Festival Info

Clinician: Beth Judd
Dates: March 6-7, 2015
Fee: $150 per choir, or $25 for individual ringers
Location: Central Baptist Church Fountain City, Knoxville, TN

What to Expect

You will be joining with choirs from all over the Knoxville area and beyond to make music together! It’s great if you can bring your whole handbell choir, but if you can only get a few ringers together, that’s okay, too. (In massed ringing, someone is likely doubling or tripling your part already). “Orphan” ringers are always welcome, and we can give you a spot in a handbell choir in advance so that you can be prepared when you arrive. We strive to make our festivals a positive experience for both the advanced ringer and the beginner. Our clinician will lead rehearsals and direct us in a final concert. It’s a wonderful way to get re-energized and focused on this wonderful musical art.

Festival Schedule (This is currently based on the 2014 Schedule)


  • 12:00-4:00 pm – Setup
  • 4:00-5:00 pm – Music Reading Session
  • 5:00-7:00 pm – Late Setup / Dinner (on your own)
  • 7:00-9:00 pm – Massed Ringing Rehearsal #1


  • 8:30-9:00 am – Coffee/Donuts (provided)
  • 9:00-10:30 am – Massed Ringing Rehearsal #2
  • 10:30-10:45 am – Break
  • 10:45-11:45 am – Rehearsal for Optional Music
  • 11:45-12:30 pm – Lunch
  • 12:30-2:00 pm – Rehearsal for Optional Music
  • 2:00-2:15 pm – Break
  • 2:15-3:30 pm – Massed Ringing Rehearsal #3
  • 3:30-4:00 pm – Break/Setup for Concert
  • 4:00 pm – Festival Concert

2015 Festival Repertoire

Links open new windows/tabs at Jeffers Handbell Supply for ordering information and recordings (if available).

Core Selections for All Choirs:

Join the Everlasting Song, arr. Hart Morris, L3

Poor Wayfaring Stranger, arr. Tammy Waldrop, L2

O Love How Deep, arr. Cathy Moklebust, L2- with percussion

Toccata, Michael Helman, L2

Optional Selections (you are encouraged to prepare these pieces as well if your budget allows. They will be rehearsed and performed at the festival. One selection is Level 2, and two are L3)

Bwana Awabariki, arr. Susan Nelson, L2

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, arr. Dave Howland, L3

Sleepers Wake, Bach, arr. McChesney, L3

Online Registration

Registration is online:

Online Registration Form


If you cannot register online, please call Andrew Duncan at First Methodist Church, Oak Ridge to register over the phone. (865) 483-4357.

We do not accept payment online or over the phone.

You will still need to send your deposit or full payment the old-fashioned way: (note the address)
Andrew Duncan, Treasurer, Knoxville Area Handbell Festival
1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

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