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17th International Handbell Symposium

July 26-30, 2016


The official website for the 17th International Handbell Symposium is HERE.

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Congratulations to Betty B. Radford of Edmonton, who submitted the winning entry in HGC’s Composition Contest for IHS2016. Her composition,
“So Glorious and Free,” will be Canada’s massed ringing selection at SOUNDINGS: Music of Our Lands and Our Lives!

Downloadable documents

(A revised list of repertoire and conductors is now available)

Click here to go to the BCGEHR on-line store to purchase the second Canadian title, "Hishuk Ish Tsawalk," as a downloadable master.

Click here to listen to an MP3 soundclip of "Hishuk Ish Tsawalk"