Spring 2018 Festival: Mackinac Island, Michigan

2018SpringFestivalsApril 27-28, 2018
Grand Hotel
Mackinac Island, Michigan

Fred Gramann, Guest Conductor

Join ringers from around Area 5 for a weekend of handbell music, education, fellowship and fun! Please read below for more detailed information for our event on Mackinac Island, including the repertoire list and the guest choir.

Interested in attending our second festival in Charleston, West Virginia? Please click here.

Please see below for more information:

Event Location & Hotel
Registration
Repertoire
Opening Concert
Schedule
Class Sessions
Guest Conductor
Associate Conductor Program

Event Location & Hotel

grand-hotel-photoGrand Hotel
286 Grand Ave
Mackinac Island, MI 49757

More information coming soon.

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Registration

Early Registration – TBA
Regular Registration – TBA
Late Registration – TBA

Registration will open October 16, 2017 at 8:00 AM Eastern. NOTE: Space is limited to 250 ringers.

For members offering the use of their bell or chime sets we will offer 1 free registration for a future Area 5 event good for two years.

Scholarship requests need to be postmarked or emailed no later than six weeks before the event. The scholarship deadline for the Spring 2018 Festival on Mackinac Island, Michigan is: February 16, 2018. Please see the Scholarships section of the Area 5 website for more details and to download an application.

Have questions about the registration process, payment options, or orphan ringers? Click here to read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Cancellation policy: Full registration amount less $15 per person will be refunded if notification is received by the late registration date. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after this date.

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Festival Repertoire

20150425_Area5Mackinac 006Jubilation – Fred Gramann, Choristers Guild, CGB833
3-6 octaves, Level 2+

What Child is This – Brenda E. Austin, Beckenhorst, HB539
3-5 octaves, Optional 3-5 octaves Handchimes, Level 3-

Acclamation in G Minor – Karen Thompson, AGEHR, AG23046 or
AG46030, 2-3 OR 4-6 octaves, Level 2+

Within the Darkest Night – Derek K. Hakes, AGEHR, AG36028
3-6 octaves, Optional 3 octaves Handchimes, Level 2

Hosanna – Jason W. Krug, Lorenz, 20/1646L or 20/1647L
2-3 OR 3-6 octaves, Level 2

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Opening Concert

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Festival Schedule

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Class Sessions

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Guest Conductor: Fred Gramann

Fred_024Fred is a native of Washington state where he began organ studies with Dr. Edward Hansen of Seattle. He earned organ performance degrees from Syracuse University and the University of Michigan, moving to Paris in 1972 for organ study with Marie-Claire Alain and Maurice Duruflé. Since 1976, he has been Director of Music at the American Church in Paris where he is organist and conducts the Adult Choir, the ACP Bronze Ringers, and the Celebration Ringers. Fred also organizes the weekly Sunday evening classical concert series. He has numerous choral and handbell works published in the United States and is the Honorary Associate Director of the Raleigh Ringers of North Carolina as well as co-conductor for the yearly European Handbell Festival.

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Associate Conductor Program

Are you a conductor interested in working with massed handbell ensembles? Please take a moment and consider our Associate Conductor Program. Our goal for this program is to identify, train, and nurture potential new conductors for massed ringing events throughout Area 5. Our Associate Conductor at the Spring 2016 Festival, Joe Galyon, thoroughly enjoyed the experience and says the program “provided vital insight in working with a large group of ringers.”

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Questions?

For questions about the Spring 2017 Festival Conference please contact Susan Oxley at chair.area5@handbellmusicians.org

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