In the beginning...
Virginia Bronze began with a few ringers who wanted the challenge of ringing at a higher level. Since their first performance in October 2006, VAB has gained local and national recognition.
As a premier handbell ensemble, just across the river from our nation’s capital, we have had the opportunity to perform with the Washington Chorus, the Cathedral Choral Society, Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC, and the Alexandria Symphony. VAB has been a part of First Night Alexandria in the past and are artists-in-residence at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial.
Virginia Bronze was honored to perform a lunchtime concert at the 2010 Pinnacle Conference (a Handbell Musicians of America festival) in Nashville, TN. We performed at the HMA National Seminar in July 2019.
VAB performs on 7 octaves of Schulmerich handbells (85 bells: C2-C9); 5 octaves of Malmark Choirchimes ® (61 chimes: C3-C8); 2 octaves of Schulmerich Silver Melody Bells ® (25 bells: C5-C7) and 3 octaves of Petit & Fritsen handbells.
Virginia Bronze 2006