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 7 octaves of Schulmerich handbells (78 bells total: C2-C9), 5 octaves of Malmark Choirchimes® (61 chimes total) and 2 octaves of Schulmerich Silver Melody Bells (23 bells total: C5-C7). We currently rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 7:15-9:15 p.m. Virginia Bronze is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization.
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.
In the fall of 2015 we launched Virginia Bronze Resonances. Resonances is a smaller ensemble suited for intimate venue settings such as company parties, holiday gatherings, receptions and weddings. Resonances performs year-round to meet many performance needs.