18th International Handbell Symposium

The 18th Internaional Handbell Symposium Together in Harmony – The Reef and Rainforest Ring August 6 – 11, 2018 Cairns, tropical North Queensland, Australia The gateway to Northern Australia. Cairns is the International city of Tropical North Queensland...

Symposium Day 5

Final Concerts and Farewells The final day of the International Handbell Symposium is the first time all the parts come together for a dress rehearsal of the final concert.  The Youth Track, Festival Choir, full massed ringing group, and other extra musicians, run the...

Symposium Day 4

The Traditions of the International Handbell Symposium Over its 32-year history, the International Handbell Symposium has developed some wonderful and rich traditions.  These traditions are part of what makes this event so special. From the flag procession of the...

Symposium Day 3

Honoring the First Nations International Handbell Symposium Day 3 began with an interfaith worship service led by the Rev. Karen Medland of Carman United Church in Chilliwack, BC.  The service honored the spiritualism of the aboriginal people of the First Nations and...

Symposium Day 2

Massed Ringing, Workshops, and Concerts – Oh My!   Day 2 of the International Symposium offered the first rounds of workshop sessions. Symposium workshops include a variety of topics, related both to handbells and the cultures of the participating...