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Summer Carillon Bell Concert

  • Dates: August 1, 2019
  • Address: Trinity United Church of Christ, 1400 Buck Rd., Holland, PA 18966
  • Phone: (215) 968-9668
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Price: Free to Attend

Celebrating free community recitals, the 49-bell, 4 ton, manually played Schneider Carillon at Trinity United Church of Christ will host a carillon bell recital by carillonneurs, Bruce Todd. Admission is free; recital will be held rain or shine.

What is a carillon: The carillon is a musical instrument of 23 or more bells that when sounded produce music. The bells are hung stationary with only the clapper moving against the lip of the bell. It is manually played from a console with both fists and feet activating batons and pedals attached to the clappers through mechanical linkage. There is no electronic assistance to ring the bells. Remarkable variations in expression are possible and controlled by the carillonneurs. With the playing cabin located at ground level, listeners can view the carillonneurs during the performance.

Summer Carillon Bell Concert