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.
In the past 21 years, Chicago Bronze has performed hundreds of concerts throughout the Chicago area and beyond. We have had 6 directors, and have approximately 30 alumni ringers.
Within the Chicago area, Chicago Bronze has performed in Long Grove, Elgin, Ft. Sheridan, Mt. Prospect, Rolling Meadows, Park Ridge, Elk Grove, Arlington Heights, Deerfield, Morton Grove, Lake Zurich, Northbrook, Wilmette, Chicago, Schaumburg, Lake Forest, Oak Lawn, and Evanston. Beyond Chicago, we have performed in St. Charles and Belvidere, IL as well as Madison, WI.