Feb. 22-23, 2019
The LeGrand Center
March 29-30, 2019
Salem Baptist Church
March 27-28, 2020
Benton Convention Center
The N.C. Baptist Adult Handbell Festivals offer a unique experience for handbell choirs by providing opportunities for growth and training.
Festivals provide a great time of instruction and fellowship for adult handbell choirs led by a nationally known clinician. Festivals are open to any church, denomination, school, group or individual of like mind and principle. However, since the cooperative gifts of North Carolina Baptist churches support this ministry, contributing N.C. Baptist churches receive first priority in space at each festival.
“We use the festival format exclusively for a selection of repertoire each year. This way, a qualified and respected group of church musicians collectively help me annually.”
“The event helps foster musical and spiritual growth within my handbell choir. It is exposed to other handbell choirs and offers encouragement as it sees and hears other choirs.”
“Spiritually, we have opportunities for development as we minister with our presence in their lives this weekend.”
“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands...”
Michael J. Glasgow is originally from Michigan. He holds B.A. degrees in music theory/composition, and in journalism; as well as a Master of Church Music degree, with emphases in both choral and handbell music.
In addition to his full-time position at North Raleigh UMC (Raleigh, NC), Michael serves as the Bass Section Leader for the North Carolina Master Chorale and the Choral Conductor for the Tar River Orchestra & Chorus. A passionate composer with an “abundant melodic gift” (New York Concert Review), he keeps busy with commissions and his own projects, and has been honored by several contests for organ, handbell and choral compositions.
Michael made his Carnegie Hall debut conducting his Requiem for chorus and orchestra in June 2017, and will conduct its European premiere in Vienna in June 2019. He is proud to have served as the inaugural conductor for the Anthornis and Anthornis North advanced-ringing events in Minneapolis and Fargo; additional international engagements include England, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore and the Eastern Caribbean.
Michael is member of ASCAP, American Composers Forum, Mensa, FUMMWA and several other professional organizations. Additional information and samples of Michael’s work may be found at www.michaeljglasgow.com.
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