Virginia Bronze is a Northern Virginia/DC Metro community-based auditioned handbell ensemble composed of ringers, a music director, and an Executive Committee. The ensemble performs on over 6 octaves of Schulmerich handbells (73 bells total: C3-C9, G2, A2, B2) and 5 octaves of Malmark Choirchimes® (61 chimes total). We currently rehearse at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Arlington, Virginia on Tuesday evenings from 7:15-9:15 p.m. Virginia Bronze is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization. March 2006
*Virginia Bronze will soon be adding set of Schulmerich Silver Melody Bells™ to their collection.*
Past featured performances include concerts with the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, the Metropolitan Chorus, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C. and the Cathedral Choral Society. The ensemble has also played for the American Guild of Organists and at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. Virginia Bronze proudly continues to play at First Night Alexandria and other community events as well as hold concerts at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, where the group is an Artist-in-Residence.