CBHE announces a Handbell Workshop on Oct. 14

Charlotte Bronze Handbell Ensemble is excited to host a one-day handbell workshop under the baton of composer & conductor Tim Waugh!  The workshop will take place at First United Methodist Church in Hickory, North Carolina on Saturday, October 14 from 8:30am – 5:30pm.

The workshop will include reading new music and working on pieces for the Advent/Christmas season.  Cost is $35 per person and includes lunch.  All registration forms and payments are due by October 1, 2017.

Two “mass ring” pieces should be ordered and worked on ahead of the Workshop.  These will be in addition to the sight-reading that will be done at the Workshop.  The two pieces to pre-order are Angel’s Jubilee by Linda Lamb and For the Beauty of the Earth by Brian Childers.

For more information , click here for the workshop flyer!  Click the link below to fill out an online form to register!

CBHE to Perform Junaluska Opening Concert

On Monday, June 26, Charlotte Bronze Handbell Ensemble is excited to perform at the Opening Concert for Junaluska Music & Worship Arts Week.  The concert takes place at 7:30pm at Lake Junaluska, 20 Chapel Drive, NC 28745.


Junaluska Music & Worship Arts Week


Canticle – Arnold Sherman
Agape 1676

A Song of Love – Canon/Hanson arr. Julie Turner
Ring Praise RP7521

Ríu Ríu Chíu – Spanish Villancico – Matthew F. Walicke
Morning Star MSM-30-143

Compassion – Jason Krug
Beckenhorst HB382

Fly Me To the Moon – Bart Howard – arr. Ron Mallory
Jeffers JHS 9533

Take Five – Paul Desmond – Douglas E. Wagner
Warner Bell Pops WBHB 9505

Contemplation on Ubi Caritas – Chant – arr. Catherine McMichael
[Owen Vander Haar – Treble ]

Meditation on Beautiful Savior – Silesian Folk Tune – Cathy Moklebust
Chorister’s Guild CGB175

Spring Concerts Announced

The Charlotte Bronze Handbell Ensemble is excited to announce three Spring Concerts, featuring the theme Latin, Jazz, & Blues!  All concerts will welcome guest handbell conductor Carlos Rivera from Puerto Rico and guest soloist Lady D from West Virginia.  All concerts are free and open to the public!

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Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 4pm
CBHE Spring Concert — Latin, Jazz, & Blues
Carlos Rivera, Guest Handbell conductor from Puerto Rico
Lady D, Guest soloist from West Virginia
Morning Star Lutheran Church
12509 Idlewild Road, Matthews, NC 28105

Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 7pm
CBHE Spring Concert — Latin, Jazz, & Blues
Carlos Rivera, Guest Handbell conductor from Puerto Rico
Lady D, Guest soloist from West Virginia
First Presbyterian Church
308 W. Fisher Street, Salisbury, NC 28144

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 7pm
CBHE Spring Concert — Latin, Jazz, & Blues
Carlos Rivera, Guest Handbell conductor from Puerto Rico
Lady D, Guest soloist from West Virginia
Myers Park United Methodist Church (parking available in the lot across the street)
1501 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC 28207

Join CBHE for a Handbell Workshop!

Charlotte Bronze is hosting a workshop for you and your handbell choir on February 25th! This workshop will take place at St. Luke’s UMC in Hickory and all music will be provided for you on the day of the workshop. That means you don’t have to take time teaching it to your choir before you come! Let us help you get started on music for Lent and Easter while also reinforcing good handbell technique for your entire choir. CHBE ringers will be on hand to give individual assistance, as well as group help if needed. If you’ve never rung under the direction of Tim Waugh (or even if you have!), we encourage you to join us!

Giving Tuesday & Amazon Smile: Support CBHE this Holiday Season!

With the 2016 Holiday Season coming upon us, Charlotte Bronze would like to offer a friendly reminder to consider the reason for the season! This is a season of giving and what better way to begin the giving season than by supporting the Charlotte Bronze Handbell Ensemble? Your tax-deductible donation would be used to help the group purchase our own equipment and be able to pay for our weekly expenses. Forget about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, remember Charlotte Bronze on Giving Tuesday!

Click here to give now!

Additionally, if you’re shopping online at Amazon for some Black Friday deals, head to Amazon Smile instead!  By shopping through Amazon Smile, which offers the same selection and customer services as Amazon, and by picking Charlotte Bronze as your nonprofit organization, Amazon will donate to CBHE with each purchase!
Visit www.smile.amazon.com to get started (search for Charlotte Bronze Handbell Ensemble).

2016 Welcome Yule Concerts

The Charlotte Bronze Handbell Ensemble will perform their free Welcome Yule Concerts on December 16, 18, and 19.

CBHE will perform on Friday, December 16 at 7:00pm at Philadelphia UMC at 1691 SC-160 in Fort Mill, SC.

On Sunday, December 18 at 3:00pm, CBHE will perform in Salisbury, NC at Christ UMC at 3401 Mooresville Road.

On Monday, December 19 at 7:00pm, CBHE will perform in the sanctuary at First United Methodist Church at 501 N. Tryon Street in Charlotte, NC.

The holiday concerts will be directed by Charlotte Bronze’s Artistic Director and Conductor Timothy H Waugh. The concerts are free and open to the public, and families are welcome. A free-will offering will be received to support the ongoing mission of Charlotte Bronze Handbell Ensemble.

There is also a concert planned on Sunday, December 18, but the time and location have yet to be confirmed.  Check back for updates!

CBHE 2016-2017 Auditions

Charlotte Bronze Handbell Ensemble is excited to announce that open auditions will be held in August 2016, prior to the start of the fall season. 

A pre-audition ring through is scheduled for the evening of August 22nd at First  Methodist Church in Uptown Charlotte.  Auditions will be held the evening of August 29th, also at First United Methodist Church.  Please reach out to CBHE President Tina Davis for more information at president@charlottebronze.org.