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Capital Area Handbell Festival

November 4   |   9:00 am

November 4, 2023

North Carolina State Fairgrounds  |  Raleigh, NC | 9 AM-5 PM

Join hundreds of other ringers to work with clinician Jason Krug at the 34th 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.


Appassionata / Michael Joy (Beckenhorst HB490)
Gift in the Manger / arr. Karen Buckwalter (Beckenhorst HB778)
Hark The Herald Angels Sing / arr. Jason Krug (Grassy Meadows 2-3 oct: GMH230008, 3-6 oct: GMH350005)
Il Est Ne / arr. Jason Krug (Beckenhorst HB286)
I’ve Got Peace Like a River / arr. Sandra Eithun (Agape 2892)

Optional: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God / arr. Jason Krug (Red River MRRBL5099)


$48/person if registered or postmarked by September 30
$55/person if registered or postmarked October 1 or after


Register online using the button below, or download, complete, and return the paper registration form here.


If you or a member of your group cannot comply with the mask requirement, or is not able to attend due to displaying symptoms of COVID-19, we are offering refunds on the following schedule:
Before November 1 – Registration Minus $5/Person (administrative fee)
November 1-November 5 – Registration Minus $15/Person (administrative fee plus expenses incurred)

Additional Weekend Activities


Friday, November 3, 7-10 pm at the Kerr Scott Building. $20 per person.
Clinician Jason Krug will lead ringers through a sight-reading packet and workshop.

Advanced Read & Ring

Sunday, November 5, 1-4 pm at Raleigh Ringer Central. $20 per person.
Director David Harris will lead this reading session of advanced handbell music.

Registration for these standalone events is done through the CAHF registration (online or paper form).


North Carolina Fairgrounds – Kerr Scott Building

1025 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, 27607

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