Twelfth Annual Master’s College Bellfest

Sunday, November 28th, 2010
This month, my sisters and I participated in the 12th annual Master's College Bellfest, a fun listening and learning opportunity for handbell ringers and lovers.   We had over ten choirs and small ensembles from all over southern California share their works, including a special mini-concert by renowned solo ringer Christine Anderson.  While there, each choir was able to sight read through a new piece while learning many new and fun techniques as well as participate in a mass ring of Joel Raney's arrangement of "We Three Kings".

We'd like to thank Claire Blackwell for coordinating the event and Christine Anderson for directing and teaching us.  We all learned a lot and really appreciated all the hard work that was put into this.

Below is a list of the choirs performing and the songs that they played.  Click on each link to view a video of the song.  Enjoy!

Joy to the World
arr. Calcote

The Jubilant Four

Theme by Haydn
arr. Martha Lynn Thompson

The First Nowell
arr. Duane Plash

(The Master's College)
Claire Blackwell, director

O Holy Night
arr. Kevin McChesney

The Mack Sisters

This Little Light of Mine
arr. Allan Petker

The Glory Ringers
(Woodland Hills Christian Church)
Linda Short, Director

arr. Morgan Ruthardt

The Fellowship of the Ring        

Jazz Fanfare and Alleluia
arr. Margaret Tucker

Synchronicity Handbell Ensemble
Dan Doggett, Director

He Has Made Me Glad
arr. Linda Lamb

Take it to the Lord
arr. Sandra Eithun

The Master's Hands
(Grace Baptist Church)
Cori Evans, Director

In Christ Alone
Getty/Townend, arr. Patricia Cota

Grace Chapel Ringers
(Grace Chapel)
Joel Custodio, Director

Toccata Allegro
arr.  Mallory Ferraro, Julie Turner, Jefferey Hall

Harmonic Bronze
(Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District)
Larry Roland, Director

Come Thou Fount
arr.  Justin Schuoler

Justin Schuoler, Director

There is Power in the Blood
arr. Larry Sue

Master's Handbell Ensemble
(The Master's College)
Claire Blackwell, Director.

We Three Kings
John H. Hopkins arr. Joel Raney

All Handbell Choirs
Christine Anderson, Director
Lyle Michaud, Synthesizer
Justin Schuoler, Timpani and Percussion
Lindsay Christoph, Percussion

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