2019 Mid-Iowa Handbell Festival

David Harris, clinician

David M. Harris has been the director of The Raleigh Ringers since January 1990, when he was instrumental in the formation of the group. He is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and has studied conducting privately with Dr. William A. Payn at Bucknell University. David was the director of the handbell program at Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church, and has served Handbell Musicians of America as North Carolina State Chairman and as Area 3 Treasurer.  He chaired the national committee that planned the very first Community/Professional Handbell Choir event, Pinnacle 2000, which was held in Las Vegas, Nevada.  David is in increasing demand as a clinician and guest conductor, and has led several national Handbell Musicians of America events as well as serving as the primary handbell clinician for denominational music events, such as those held at Montreat, Lake Junaluska and Lutheridge.  After growing up in the Northeast, David moved to Raleigh with his wife, Kristina. Dave and Kris have three grown children and one granddaughter.


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Saturday, October 12, 2019, 8:00am – 4:00pm
Windsor Heights Lutheran Church
1240 66th St
Windsor Heights, IA 50324

Festival Repertoire:

“Exultation”                         Matthew Compton              (MAG35371 or DAG35371)

“Ah, Holy Jesus”                  arr. Sandra Eithun              (MLC202094L or DLC202094L)

“Fantasy on Restoration” arr. Brian Childers              (GIG8492 or DGIG8492)

“The First Noel”                   arr. Cathy Moklebust         (MJHS9480 or LJHS9480)

“Grazioso”                            Arnold Sherman                  (MRRHB0042 or LRRHB0042)

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This event is Sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America