Based in Colorado Springs, Forté is an advanced handbell quartet marked by artistry, energy, and dedication to their craft. In pursuit of musical excellence, Forté strives to explore, innovate, inspire, and glorify God through the gift of music.
Formed in 2007, Forté began as an extended outlet for advanced ringers in Colorado Springs and immediately began to be featured in several concerts and tours with the Pikes Peak Ringers. But with an ever-expanding repertoire and the enhanced scheduling flexibility that only a small ensemble can provide, Forté soon emerged as a unique performance and educational quartet, quickly developing an elite reputation within the handbell world. The musicians of Forté continually challenge themselves to “Rethink Possible,” expanding their musical and performance horizons, adding original compositions and arrangements to their already-challenging repertoire, and seeking out new performance venues and educational opportunities. After a period of several personnel changes, Forté has had an increasingly active schedule of concerts and recording CDs and music videos since 2015, were featured performers at the Handbell Musicians of America National Seminar 2016, presented a successful national tour, and are planning several more in the coming years. In 2017 the group has been celebrating its tenth year and is looking forward to many more!
Stay tuned to Forté’s website and Facebook page for announcements of what’s next!
Be sure to read more about Forté’s goals on our Goals page. For more about Forté’s ringers, visit our Biography page, and check out Forté Through the Ages to see group shots from each generation of the group! Additional publicity information can be found on our Publicity page.