Chicago Bronze's mission

Our mission is to promote the highest artistic quality, and to stimulate greater understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of handbell music by all segments of society.
Chicago Bronze is a community English handbell ensemble from the Chicago area. Membership in Chicago Bronze is by audition. The ensemble was established in May of 1999 by a group of directors and advanced ringers who were seeking a challenging ringing experience. Chicago Bronze uses five octaves of bells and handchimes from the Malmark bell manufacturers. Chicago Bronze is an active supporter of the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers (AGEHR). Chicago Bronze is a registered 501(c)(3) Illinois corporation.
Chicago Bronze members have an average of over 20 years of ringing experience, as well as additional musical experience with a wide variety of instruments.
Along with our Musical Director, the group is dedicated to musical excellence, as well as sharing their technical knowledge of the handbell instrument and helping to create a greater understanding and enjoyment of handbell music. Chicago Bronze performs a variety of music including sacred, secular, classical, jazz and old favorites, with a repertoire that includes pieces appropriate throughout the year. Chicago Bronze has performed for a wide variety of audiences, including conventions, churches, synagogues, holiday celebrations and business and civic organizations. The performances are family-friendly and entertaining for listeners of all ages.
Chicago Bronze members have represented the United States by performing at International Handbell Symposiums in various countries.
If you would be interested in joining Chicago Bronze, or for information about hosting or finding a concert, please contact us