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Concordia Student playing handbells
Women playing hanbells

Concert Handbells

Alex Guebert, director

Spirit Bells

Erik Der, director

The Concert Handbells and Spirit Bells of Concordia University Irvine are the touring ensembles of Concordia, representing a program that has become highly respected internationally for its performances and for its preparation of handbell musicians and directors. We have performed in 12 nations of Asia, Europe, and Australia as well as 38 states and provinces of North America. Concert Handbells performs the highest difficulty of Handbell Repertoire at a virtuosic level, led by globally renowned composer Alex Guebert. Concert Bells is featured annually across the nation during the Concordia PBS Special. Spirit Bells is open to both seasoned handbell musicians and those interested in learning the instrument for the first time. General music experience is required.

Spirit Bells group playing handbells


Student Led

This select small handbell ensemble performs for handbell tour and special events.

Concordia Community Handbell Ensemble

Concordia Community Handbell Ensemble is a performing group involved in outreach ministries playing in local churches, CUI handbell events, and Christmas performances. All members of the Orange County Community are welcome!

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