L.A. BRONZE HANDBELL ENSEMBLE
L.A. Bronze was founded in 2010. We are an invite-only group of musicians creating music through the artistry of handbells in an elegant style. Our mission:
To inspire our audience through musical excellence Cultivate an atmosphere and culture where we can thrive and grow musically while sharing our passion for making music Be part of the movement of handbells into the musical mainstream Play a wide variety of musical styles Expand our regional base audience to new audiences beyond the handbell world
OUR MUSIC DIRECTOR
Alex Guebert is a composer, arranger, percussionist, music director and music teacher from Orange, California. He is currently the director of Cathedral Bells, a community advanced-level handbell ensemble based out of St. John's Lutheran Church in Orange. His compositions and arrangements have been performed nationwide and overseas. He even directed his own setting of a Hungarian folk song for 5-octave handbells at various venues in Hungary. In the past four years he has won two handbell composition contests, for his pieces “Duel!” and “Out of the Silent Planet”. Alex has an M.M. in Music Composition from Cal State Long Beach, where his graduate recital featured a 25-minute work for handbells, strings, and percussion. He is passionate about sharing his percussion background with the handbell world. He has taught several percussion and mallet technique classes at handbell events nationwide. Alex currently teaches music classes at three schools in the area, and spends most of his free time composing and arranging music, and bicycling all over Southern California.