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L.A. BRONZE

Handbell Ensemble

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.

The mission:  

  • 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

THE RINGERS

JEFF BROCKWAY
JENA BEDFORD
JIMMY CLARK
MAKENA JAMES
LINDA KRANTZ
STEVE LAKE
SCOTT LEGGETT

 

MARK LONGFIELD
ANNA MCFARLAND
CAROL PICKFORD
CHARVI REDDY
LAURA SIEGERT
JIALIN STOCKER
ALISON YOHO

Spring 2024 Concerts

  • Emmanuel Lutheran Church, North Hollywood, CA
    Emmanuel Lutheran Church, North Hollywood, CA
    Sat, May 11
    Emmanuel Lutheran Church
    May 11, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 6020 Radford Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91606, USA
    May 11, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 6020 Radford Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91606, USA
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  • Red Hill Lutheran Church, Tustin, CA
    Red Hill Lutheran Church, Tustin, CA
    Sat, May 18
    Red Hill Lutheran Church
    May 18, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Red Hill Lutheran Church, 13200 Red Hill Ave, Tustin, CA 92780, USA
    May 18, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Red Hill Lutheran Church, 13200 Red Hill Ave, Tustin, CA 92780, USA
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  • Faith United Methodist Church, Torrance, CA
    Faith United Methodist Church, Torrance, CA
    Sun, May 19
    Faith United Methodist Church
    May 19, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Faith United Methodist Church, 2115 W 182nd St, Torrance, CA 90504, USA
    May 19, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Faith United Methodist Church, 2115 W 182nd St, Torrance, CA 90504, USA
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OUR MUSIC DIRECTOR

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Lynn Atkins

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.  

2019 Spring Concert Series - Hollywood (1st show)

2019 Spring Concert Series - Hollywood (1st show)

1. (2019) Fantasia on the "Dargason" with Greensleeves - Hollywood

2. (2019) Aria - Hollywood

3. (2019) Prelude on Herzliebster Jesu - Hollywood

CONTACT

Want to learn more about L.A. Bronze Handbell Ensemble, their music, and  concert dates? Don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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