Classic Copper Handbell Festival - July 3-6, 2019

Classic Copper 2019

Calling Copper Ringers for July 3 to 6, 2019!!

Classic Copper is a second concurrent track of Classic Bronze. This intermediate massed ringing event will be held in St. Albert, Alberta, from Wednesday afternoon, July 3 through Saturday evening, July 6, 2019.   Classic Copper will feature level 2/3/4 music and is seeking ringers capable of sight reading level 2 music and performing level 3 and 4 music. .   

Interested ringers will need to send the application form as well as a registration fee.   Application materials are available in .pdf format on this web page.   For details, contact Cathy Koski at  

Registration will open mid February.  Repertoire will be available for purchase in March.

Bells will peal out at Classic Copper 2019 with director, Stuart Sladden

Stuart Sladden - Director

Stuart Sladden has completed a Doctor of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Alberta. He currently sings with the Winnipeg Singers, conducts the Bison Men’s Chorus, the Rochester Ringers, and the U of M Concert Choir, teaches at the Faculty of Music at University of Manitoba and at the International Music Camp, and is the Vice President of the Manitoba Choral Association. 

Stuart came to this city from Toronto to study for his Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting at University of Manitoba. His undergraduate studies, from both Humber College and the University of Toronto, focused on vocal jazz. While in Edmonton for his studies, Stuart was also active as a musician with affiliations to the Richard Eaton Singers (Assistant Conductor), the Da Camera Singers (Assistant Conductor), and the Accord Ensemble (Artistic Director), along with singing occasionally with Pro Coro Canada. 

Stuart is also an active clinician and guest conductor across Canada, with guest appearances this season in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Ontario, and had the privilege of being the Canadian representative adjudicator at a major music festival in Hong Kong this past May.