Palmetto-BronzePalmetto Bronze, an auditioned community Handbell ensemble, will perform a concert at the Baptist Church of Beaufort on Sunday, September 21 at 4 pm. Admission is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted.

The ringers of Palmetto Bronze, from various walks of life and from all over the Lowcountry, all share a love of handbells and communicating that love to others through a wide variety of challenging music. They perform all over the region. During the 2013 Holiday season, they played at Brookgreen Gardens, Savannah Harbor Festival of Lights, Summerville Baptist Church and Bishop Gadsden Retirement Complex. They have a full schedule planned for this season, too. To see where Palmetto Bronze will be performing this fall and winter, check their Facebook page and their website at

Palmetto Bronze is under the direction of Marcia J. Brantley who holds a BM Degree from Furman University and has taught Handbells for 30 years. The ensemble’s concert in Beaufort on Sept. 21 will include: Mozart’s “Overture from the Marriage of Figaro,” “America the Beautiful,” “Scarborough Fair,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, ”Leroy Andersen’s “Typewriter,” and several original handbell compositions, They’ll also play a medley of songs from Walt Disney’s animated feature film “Frozen” – Let it Go, Do You Want to Build a Snowman?, In Summer, Love is an Open Door and For the First Time in Forever arranged by our own Michael Lopez and Marcia Brantley.