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The first International Handbell Symposium was held in 1984 in California, and has been held every two years since then. It encourages a spirit of world peace through music, positively promotes handbells as art, and creates an atmosphere of communication and friendship between nations. Visit their Facebook page for a few recordings or check out this informative Vancouver Sun article.
The event concluded with a Gala Dinner. After the dinner, the bell was symbolically passed to the Handbell Society of Australasia for the next symposium to be held in Australia.
|Roasted Tomato Tart with Peppery Greens|
|Artisan baked rolls|