Will feature music rung by 500+ handbell musicians! The ringers will also be accompanied by other instrumentalists, including the 5 Metal Chemistry Brass Quintet. At the conclusion of this concert, a free-will offering will be gratefully accepted to benefit the Bradford Endowment Fund, which provides scholarships to handbell musicians and directors attending a regional or national conference or seminar.
Background. Whether you are a fan of handbell music or someone who has never seen a handbell concert, there will be two opportunities to experience this musical art form in all its glory, on June 27 and June 30, at the University of Hartford.
Handbell musicians, directors and educators from all over New England and beyond will gather on the University of Hartford campus in West Hartford for four days of educational workshops, massed ringing rehearsals, concerts, and the chance to network with others who share a love for handbells. This regional conference, produced bi-annually by Area 1 Handbell Musicians of America, will feature two outstanding handbell concerts that are open to the public, both held at venues on the University of Hartford campus.