For Release through April 12
DALLAS – Two festivals will end with free concert events featuring thousands of handbells ringing together. Each year, handbell choirs from all over the state and as far away as Oklahoma, join for the day-long festival. Choirs will gather for a full day of clinics and rehearsals, March 29 for intermediate choirs and April 12 for advanced choirs. Each festival closes with a free concert at 4 p.m. each date in the Brookhaven College Gymnasium, Building T.
The Brookhaven College School of the Arts hosts the festivals with the college’s Handbell Ensemble. The Greater Dallas Handbell Association sponsors the event. Noted handbell composer and conductor Hart Morris is the guest clinician for the festivals.
The Brookhaven College Handbell Ensemble includes members from around the Metroplex. The group performs locally, regionally and has performed even internationally at festivals, conferences and concerts from Dallas to Oklahoma to Paris, France. Bonnie Riddle, director of the ensemble, has taught credit and noncredit handbell courses at Brookhaven College since 1980.
For more information about the Brookhaven College Handbell Ensemble, please contact Bonnie Riddle, director, at the Brookhaven College School of the Arts at 972-860-4730.
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