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Masterclass is a handbell choir for ringers who want to learn to ring at an advanced level. You will ring together under the expert direction of Stevie Berryman while learning advanced ringing skills through games, exercises, and preparing music for a concert performance. Members of HCR will be on hand to offer one-on-one guidance.

WHAT   

  • Meet for 1-hour rehearsals for 8 weeks.

  • Focus on technique, rhythm, theory, and musicality skills necessary for advanced music.

  • Prepare 1-2 pieces to ring at HCR's winter concerts.

  • Costs $99/ringer.

WHY

  • No travel to national workshops

  • Enjoy the camaraderie of a bell choir ringing together over several weeks instead of just a weekend

  • Weekly reinforcement of lessons and progress

  • Work with HCR experts in their style of ringing (bass, battery 4ih)

  • Chance to perform onstage at a public concert

  • Costs less than $13 per rehearsal/class session

  • A chance to expand your ringing skills beyond what your local choir is capable of

WHO

  • Beginning to Intermediate level ringers

  • At least 2 years ringing experience

  • Basic music reading skills required

  • Willing to learn and adapt

  • Strong desire to learn advanced level handbell literature

REQUIREMENTS

  • One time fee of $99 

  • Availability to perform with HCR on December 3 & 4, 2022

  • Commitment to attending all 8 weeks of rehearsals (barring illness or emergency)

  • Provide own gloves if desired (they are not required)

  • Solid black clothing for concert performance

  • Rehearsal dates: October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15, 29 (no rehearsal 11/22)