Tintabulations had the honor of performing the opening concert at the 2013 Handbell National Seminar in Portland, Oregon. Two of our members run a blog about handbells and wrote about the experience:
I will admit that the prospect of ringing for 600+ bell ringers was a bit intimidating. Not only was that just a large audience, every member in the audience was familiar with bells and knew what to watch for. But there was something magical about ringing in front of that audience. Maybe it was the fact that we had already performed that concert a dozen times, or the fact that this would be our only time to show off, but what ever happened the hour and twenty minute concert we performed was the most magical time I have ever spent on a stage. I have been ringing for a dozen years now, and that is the first concert I can honestly say that I left everything on that stage. Watching back the tape from the concert it is clear that everyone else in the group did exactly the same thing. The photo at the top of the article is our group’s picture just moments after coming off stage and you can see the glow in everyone’s faces. We all felt incredibly lucky to be chosen for this honor, and we didn’t waste one moment of it.
Read more about the trip on their blog!
The jazz standard “Misty” arranged by Arnold Sherman and performed by Tintabulations Handbell Ensemble at the 2013 Handbell Musicians of America National Seminar in Portland, Oregon. Conducted by Derek Nance
“Fancye” written by Tim Waugh and performed by Tintabulations as part of their 2013 Journeys concert series.
“Lenten Piece” by Larry Sue. Music can be purchased on his website.
We had a great time this past December ringing for fans throughout Reno and Carson City. These pictures were taken at the Carson City Community Center as we entertained guests before a performance of the Sierra Nevada Ballet.
Tintabulations Handbell ensemble performing the epic Sandra Eithun arrangement of “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” at the Redding Handbell Festival. A big thanks to Larry and Carla Sue for filling in with us on this performance (they are the two not wearing green)!
A montage of our trip to the 2012 Area XII Handbell Conference at the Disneyland Hotel. Our trip to the conference included:
-Performing in California Adventures
-Four days of classes and performances by amazing bell ringers
-Fantastic clinicians including Michael Glasgow, Tim Waugh, and Nancy Hascall
-Performing during the mass ringing at the end of the conference
The background music is by Velocity Handbell Ensemble. We were honored to watch their last performance as a group during the conference. More about the music: “Velocity (P.L. Grove, Joel Gingrich, Jeannine Schwarz, Marquise Usher) is joined by Michael Glasgow on conga in a quartet rendition of Clint Hagen’s original piece for handbells, “Gwerzy.” Performed at the 2010 AGEHR Area XII Conference at UC Davis in Davis, California.” Watch the original performance at http://youtu.be/4IG_0BgBRWc.
Tintabulations performing Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” arranged by Kevin McChesney on the Hollywood Backlot Stage in the California Adventure park. We were very excited to have the opportunity to perform in the park before heading to the Area XII conference. Plus, it’s not often that bells get to ring with all the flashy lights of a pop concert! Special thanks to Tess Houston for doing the video recording.
Grab your bubbles and enjoy Tintabulation’s version of “Under the Sea”, arranged by Kevin McChesney.