The Federation Handbells

Bookings for the Federation Handbells are on hold for 12 months, to 30 June, 2024. For more information, please contact [email protected]

These beautifully crafted instruments were originally commissioned by Arts Victoria for the 2001 Centenary of Federation. They have inspired performances from schools, community groups and professional organisations for over fifteen years.

Playing the bells

The Federation Handbells are cast in silicon bronze and have a unique design and pitch. Each set of bells covers two chromatic piano octaves (from E to E).

Explore the Federation Handbells

A man and several students playing the Federation Handbells

The Welcome project

Steve Falk and students of Blackburn High School perform at the ‘Sounds Great! Victorian Music Education Conference’.

Woman behind a music stand in front of colourful projections

Coral Bells

Music that inspires connections with the Australian landscape.

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