Handbell ensemble delights music lovers at Ela library

  • Derrick Sanders of Spring Grove plays handbells during a winter concert Sunday by the Chicago Bronze English Handbell Ensemble at the Ela Area Public Library in Lake Zurich. The show featured 15 bell ringers performing several songs from "The Nutcracker Suite," as well as holiday classics.

      Derrick Sanders of Spring Grove plays handbells during a winter concert Sunday by the Chicago Bronze English Handbell Ensemble at the Ela Area Public Library in Lake Zurich. The show featured 15 bell ringers performing several songs from "The Nutcracker Suite," as well as holiday classics. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Handbell ringers perform during a winter concert Sunday by the Chicago Bronze English Handbell Ensemble at the Ela Area Public Library in Lake Zurich.

      Handbell ringers perform during a winter concert Sunday by the Chicago Bronze English Handbell Ensemble at the Ela Area Public Library in Lake Zurich. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 12/13/2015 4:08 PM

The Chicago Bronze English Handbell Ensemble brought its sounds of the season to the Ela Area Public Library in Lake Zurich on Sunday.

The winter concert included songs "Up on the Housetop," "All I Want for Christmas is You" and selections from "The Nutcracker Suite."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The ensemble, which started in 1999, is made up of musicians from across the Chicago area. The group's mission is to promote the highest artistic quality, and to stimulate greater understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of handbell music by all segments of society.

For more information on the ensemble, visit www.chicagobronze.com.

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