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International Handbell Symposium 2024

Originating in 1988, the International Handbell Symposium is the opportunity for handbell ringers and directors from around the world to come together and share a first-class musical experience that goes beyond the boundaries of language. Symposium takes place every two years, the location rotating between the eight current member counties: Australasia, Canada, Great Britain, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore and the United States. Ringers from these countries and more meet with the shared goal of fostering better communication between ringers of the member nations, maintaining high musical standards of ringing and performance, and encouraging continued interaction between countries. The event features rehearsals and performances by as many as 1,000 ringers at one time under the batons of top handbell conductors from around the world. In addition, a series of concerts featuring individual choirs from each country are offered throughout the event as well as classes focusing on handbell techniques, cultural awareness, repertoire, and much more.

International Handbell Symposium 2024
Date: 12-17 August 2024

Location:Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan 

Theme:"Ring The Future 2024"

Symposium Fee:¥98,000 (Early Bird Discount before 15 January 2024)/ ¥110,000 (Full Price, Registration deadline:15 April 2024)

(Hong Kong Teams and Ringers can register here to become a member of the Handbell Association of Hong Kong to join the Symposium. )

Please see the Handbell Ringers of Japan's website for further details such as Massed-ring pieces, workshops .etc,  

For enquiries regarding the International Handbell Symposium or Membership Registrations, feel free to contact us via WhatsApp (5662 5145).