Spring Concerts Announced

The Charlotte Bronze Handbell Ensemble is excited to announce three Spring Concerts this May. There is *no* charge for admission – A free-will offering will be taken. Suggested contribution $12.00.  Join us for a musical evening!

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 4pm
Morning Star Lutheran Church
12509 Idlewild Rd, Matthews, NC 28105

Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 6:30pm
Faith United Methodist Church
3708 Faith Church Road, Indian Trail, NC 28079

Monday, May 20, 2019 at 6:30pm
First United Methodist Church
501 N Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
NOTE: Please park in the parking deck off 9th Street between Tryon and Church, and use the far elevator for church entrance.  Bring your garage ticket for validation!


Upcoming Holiday Concerts

CBHE is excited to announce a number of opportunities to see the group perform this holiday season!  In addition to the concerts below, one more concert on Sunday, December 9th is still being worked out.  We hope you can join us for a festive concert this December!
Sunday, December 9, 7:00pm
Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church in Steele Creek

15000 S Tryon Street

Monday, December 10, 7:30pm
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Mooresville

454 Fieldstone Road

Monday, December 17, 7:00pm
Morning Star Lutheran Church in Matthews

12509 Idlewild Road

Fourth Ward Home Tour, Uptown Charlotte
December 7 & 8,  6pm – 8pm
CBHE will play on front porch across from Alexander Michael’s restaurant

324 W 9th Street

Spring Concerts This Weekend!

The Charlotte Bronze Handbell Ensemble is excited to announce three Spring Concerts, Eclectic Bronze  –  Danza!   You’ll be amazed and entertained with a variety of music from the dance!  There is *no* charge for admission – A free-will offering will be taken. Suggested contribution $12.00.

Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 7pm
Eclectic Bronze – Danza!
McGill Baptist Church
5300 Poplar Tent Road, Concord, NC

Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 7pm
Eclectic Bronze – Danza!
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
454 Fieldstone Road, Mooresville, NC

Monday, May 21, 2018 at 7pm
Eclectic Bronze – Danza!
First United Methodist Church
501 N Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC

CBHE Auditions on 1/15/18 at 7pm

Charlotte Bronze Handbell Ensemble holds open auditions for intermediate and advanced ringers before both the fall and spring seasons each year.  At auditions, prospective and current CBHE members sight-read various pieces of music as a group in front of three outside adjudicators.  Each person auditioning will be asked to complete a “Prospective Ringer Information Sheet” as well, so CBHE can gather your information and your level of comfort and experience with handbell ringing.

Charlotte Bronze Handbell Ensemble is excited to announce auditions for the Spring 2018 season.  On Monday, January 15, auditions will be held at First United Methodist Church in Charlotte at 501 N Tryon Street at 7:00pm.

Please email adcbhe@charlottebronze.org if you’re interested in auditioning!

Remembering Greg Underwood

CBHE was saddened to hear of the passing of ringer Greg Unerwood on December 29, 2017.  We will miss our dear friend, fellow ringer, composer, and dedicated supporter.  Please see below for Greg’s obituary.

Gregory McKinley Underwood, 46
Gregory McKinley Underwood was born January 15, 1971, in Columbus, Ohio, the youngest of six children to Winnie A. and T. Fred Underwood. He died at Pineville Rehabilitation Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, December 29, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a 1989 (co-valedictorian) graduate of Fort Myers, Florida, High School and a 1993 (magna cum laude) graduate of Duke University. Greg was a gifted musician, an accomplished pianist, and an award-winning composer of several handbell choir compositions. Greg was highly respected and loved by his colleagues and students during his 20-year career as the staff accompanist for the Music Department at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He also served more than a decade as the Music Director for the Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, in Weddington, North Carolina, and was a frequent guest pianist for the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, and for his home church of First Baptist Church of Fort Myers, Florida. Both alone and with his friends, he loved traveling, exploring, and hiking in the mountains. Greg was preceded in death by his grandparents, James and Hester Winters of Cambridge, Ohio; and Clay and Margaret Underwood of Fort Myers, Florida; and by his father, Thomas Frederick Underwood, of Fort Myers, Florida, and Columbus, Ohio. Greg is survived by his mother, Winnie A. Underwood of Fort Myers, Florida and Columbus, Ohio; and by his five siblings and their spouses, Debra (Tom) Minto of Columbus, Ohio; Sandra (Rick) Chojnacki of South Milwaukee, Wisconsin; David (Susan) Underwood of Jefferson City, Tennessee; Jeffrey (Linda) Underwood of Orlando, Florida; and Bradley (Nicki) Underwood of Windermere, Florida. Greg is also survived by five nieces and nephews, Joshua Minto, Zachary Minto, Danielle Chojnacki, Benjamin Chojnacki, and Hannah Chojnacki, and by four great-nieces. He is survived by very special dear friends Charlie Day of Hickory, North Carolina; LeAnn Rice and family of Hendersonville, North Carolina; and Rhonda Maundy and family of Matthews, North Carolina. The family wishes to thank Charlie, LeAnn, and Rhonda, and also pastor Ed Thomas and the congregation of The Spirit of Joy Church, for their individual and collective relentless loving care of Greg as he fought his cancer through many chemo treatments, four major surgeries, and several trial drug treatments over a 4-plus year struggle. Greg will be remembered for his deep love of family and friends, his Christian service to others, his dedication to music and the teaching of music, his dry wit and humor, his great intellect, and his love of nature and the outdoors. A memorial service is being planned at The Spirit of Joy Church in Matthews, NC, and the Heritage Funeral Home of Mathews, NC is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.