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Capital Area Handbell Festival


November 6, 2021

NC State Fairgrounds  |  Raleigh, NC

Join hundreds of other ringers to work with clinician Karen Buckwalter at the 32nd Capital Area Handbell Festival. Massed pieces (plus an optional piece) will be rehearsed in preparation of a concert at the end of the day. In addition to the massed ringing, choirs may choose to perform a solo. Registration includes lunch and a lunchtime concert by The Raleigh Ringers.

Saturday's activities begin with a downbeat at 9:00 am and conclude with a free massed choir concert at 4:00 pm.


The Adventure Begins (A Journey of Faith) / Ron Mallory (Jeffers JHS9563)
Contemplation / Karen Lakey Buckwalter (Choristers Guild CGB873)
The Little Jesus / arr. Jason W. Krug (Beckenhorst HB611)
Shall We Gather At The River / arr. Karen Lakey Buckwalter (Beckenhorst HB679)
Now the Green Blade Riseth / arr. Kevin McChesney (Agape 1892)
Optional Piece:
O Come All Ye Faithful / arr. Karen Lakey Buckwalter (Beckenhorst HB645)


$42/person if registered or postmarked by October 1
$50/person if registered or postmarked after October 1



You may register online as an individual or as a choir/organization.


Paper Registration

If you need to pay by check, you may download and complete our paper registration form. Please return the form and your complete registration fee to the address provided at the top of the form.


Additional Weekend Activities


Friday, November 5, 7-10 pm at the Kerr Scott Building. $20 per person.
"M&M: Motifs and Musicality"
Clinician Karen Buckwalter will lead ringers through a sight-reading packet, working on melody lines and phrasing in selected pieces.

Advanced Read & Ring

Sunday, November 7, 1:30-5:30 pm at Raleigh Ringers Central, 2200 E. Millbrook Rd., Suite 113. $20 per person.
If you’ve ever thought about auditioning for The Raleigh Ringers, this Read & Ring is for you! This is an opportunity to sight read advanced literature in The Raleigh Ringers’ building, on their equipment, and under the direction of David Harris.


Springhill Suites
1128 Ledsome Lane
Cary, NC 27511
$100 per night (double, queen or king)
Reserve by: October 22, 2021
Call Chris Theis (pronounced TYCE) at 919.277.9622
Cancellation policy: 24 hours prior to arrival

Hampton Inn & Suites
111 Hampton Woods Lane
Raleigh, NC 27607
$109 per night (double, queen or king)
Reserve by: October 15, 2021
Call 919.233.1798
Cancellation policy: Prior to arrival

Sheraton Four Points
1200 Hurricane Alley Way
Raleigh, NC 27607
$115 per night (double, queen or king)
Reserve by: October 15, 2021; Must state you are with CAHF
Call 919.854.0502
Rate also is good for 2 nights before and after CAHF
Cancellation policy: 24 hours prior to arrival

Location Kerr Scott Building
North Carolina State Fairgrounds
Raleigh, North Carolina
Date/Time Saturday, November 6, 2021 9:00 AM