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 2014 includes:
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear Arnold Sherman
Trepak Cathy Moklebust
Dance of the Reed Flutes William Griffin
Carol of the Drum Michael Glasgow
Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy Fred Gramann
Away in a Manger Joel Raney
Highland Cathedral Julie Turner & Kevin McChesney
I Saw Three Ships Julie Turner
Air on the G String Lloyd Larsen
Gloria Hodie Julie Turner & Kevin McChesney
Sleigh Ride Martha Lynn Thompson
A Charlie Brown Christmas Kevin McChesney
Music City Bronze
Board of Directors
Sandi Baker, Rebekah Lacy, John Pfeiffer,
Betty Lee Nolan, Susan Nance, and Carol Gundy
Dennis Anderson, John Pfeiffer, Julie Turner
Susan Nance, John Pfeiffer