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.
hicago 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
Chicago Bronze is an active supporter of the American Guild of English
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
long 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
, 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.