L.A. Bronze was founded in 2010. We are an auditioned group of musicians creating music through the ability of handbells in an elegant style.
To inspire audiences 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
Spring 2024 Concerts
OUR MUSIC DIRECTOR
A native of the shore of New Jersey, Lynn Gary Atkins, Jr. is thrilled to be making his debut with LA Bronze. Lynn is proud to be an alumnus of the Westminster Concert Bell Choir program, where he rang under the direction of Kathleen Ebling-Shaw in the training choir for two years and then as a member of the internationally renowned touring choir for two years.
Lynn rang in the touring choir on the 2001 A Royal Christmas tour which featured headliners Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, and Charlotte Church. He is still active in the Westminster Handbell Program, now as a member and conducting team of the Westminster Alumni Bell Choir. Atkins has served as artistic director of the Philadelphia Handbell Ensemble and the James River Ringers of Richmond, Virginia; as well as directed handbell programs for Morristown United Methodist Church of Morristown, NJ.Covenant Presbyterian Church of Trenton, NJ; Elkton United Methodist Church in Elkton, VA. In 2005, Atkins created the Handbell Program at EwingHigh School, one of a handful of Handbell Choirs in a public school setting in the state of NJ. Dr. Atkins is a 2004 graduate of the Westminster Choir College of Rider University. In 2012, became a member of the first cohort to be hooded as a Doctor of Musical Arts from James Madison University of Harrisonburg, VA. In addition to working with LA Bronze, Lynn is the Head of the Vocal/Choral Arts and Assistant Professor of Music at California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson, CA.