Music City Bronze

Nashville’s Premier Community Handbell Ensemble

In January 2006, Susan Nance and John Pfeiffer held an organizational meeting of those interested in being part of a community handbell choir, the purpose of which was to play secular music at a more difficult level than is traditionally found in church groups.

The group chose the name Music City Bronze to reflect the home city of the group and the material from which bells are made.

The mission statement created by the ensemble is “to reach for higher levels of musicianship in handbells/chimes, and to promote, educate, and share the passion of handbell/chime music with the community.

In August 2006 the group was determined to be a charitable organization under section 501 c (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and welcomes contributions which are tax-deductible to the donor.  The group belongs to the Handbell Musicians of America (HMA) in which Susan has served as Tennessee Chair and John served as national President.

A broad-based repertoire is available, and selections may be requested for specific events.  Repertoire for Christmas 2017 includes:


Go, Tell It on the Mountain        arr  Joel Raney

Troika (Sleigh Ride)                 arr  Kevin McChesney

O Holy Night                            arr  Joel Raney

Silver Bells                              arr  Cynthia Dobrinski

God With Us for All Time           arr  Betty Garee

Thanksgiving Medley                arr  Julie Turner

You're a Mean One, Mr Grinch   arr  Kevin McChesney

Symphonia on Hyfrydol             arr  Kevin McChesney

Now Thank We All our God        arr  Martha Lynn Thompson

Wizards in Winter                     arr  Hart Morris

The Syncopated Clock               arr  Martha Lynn Thompson

Gloria Hodie                             arr  Julie Turner                                                                       



A Celtic Christmas                   arr  Julie Turner







Music City Bronze

Board of Directors


John Pfeiffer and Julie Turner


Susan Nance, John Pfeiffer


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