Colorado Spring Ring
March 9th, 2024
Join Us at Colorado Spring Ring!
This day long mass ringing event welcomes a new clinician each year to Area 11! This is your opportunity to ring with handbell musicians from Colorado and perform for a local audience.
Immanuel Lutheran Church
4650 Sunview Drive (Hwy 287 & 50th St)
Brian Childers is an accomplished composer, conductor, and clinician. His choral, instrumental, and handbell works are performed frequently throughout the world. He is in demand as a featured clinician and conductor at music conferences, festivals and workshops across the nation. Brian serves as Music Advisor for Handbell Musicians of America, helping to promote the wealth of handbell music in the AGEHR Catalog.
Brian has earned degrees from Appalachian State University and the M. Christopher White School of Divinity at Gardner-Webb University. In 2022, he conducted Distinctly Bronze East, an auditioned group of ringers from throughout the nation in New Bern, NC. He has served several churches throughout the Southeast, building vibrant programs for choirs, handbells and instrumentalists at each. He is on the music staff at Myers Park United Methodist Church in Charlotte, NC. Brian is an avid runner and a rabid fan of the San Antonio Spurs.
Brian’s compositions are published through a variety of publishers, including Bellissimo Publications and Cantate Press. Brian enjoys partnering with others in creating and shaping commissioned music that is meaningful, expressive and timely. His two books “Ringing Deeply” and “Boo and His Amazing Bells” have been received with strong reviews.
Brian is married to Keely Childers, a professional counselor and has two adult children, Hannah and Spencer, both of whom served as drum majors in their respective High School and College marching bands. Brian is an avid runner and a rabid fan of the San Antonio Spurs.
Saturday, March 9, 2024:
- Set-up – 8:30 am
- Rehearsal – 9:00 am
- Concert – 4:00 pm
- Day of Celebration (Level 3, 3-5 octaves, From the Top, 20324)
- On the Shore (Level 3, 3-7 octaves of bells, 3 oct of chimes. Soundforth, 2016; Code 20/1882SF.)
- Jesus Shall Reign, arr. Sondra Tucker (Level 3-, 2-6 octaves, Lorenz, 201662L for 2-3 octave version and 201663L for 3-6 octave version)
- Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley, Sandra Eithun (Level 3-, 3-6 octaves, Hope, 2866)
- Prayer for the Innocents, Michael Helman (Level 2+, 3-6 octaves, Lorenz, 201964L)
The concert will take place at Immanual Lutheran Church at 4:00pm.