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Plainfield Carillon Inaugural Recital Wednesday, June 25

Andrée-Anne Doane, carillonneur for the St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal, Quebec, will perform the inaugural recital for the carillon of the United Methodist Church in Plainfield, Illinois, on Wednesday, June 25, at 7:00 p.m.  Ms. Doane, a GCNA Carillonneur Member, plans … Continue reading

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Carillonneurs (and the carillons they play) in the news

Elizabeth Berghout, University of Kansas http://kcur.org/post/want-play-carillon-choices-are-slim-ku-one Julianne Vanden Wyngaard, Grand Valley State University: http://fox17online.com/2014/05/13/gvsus-cook-carillon-tower-rings-a-familiar-chord/#axzz31tsLehqi Margo Halsted, University of California Santa Barbara: http://vimeo.com/95051227    and http://www.noozhawk.com/article/ucsb_carillon_among_rare_breed_of_instruments_20140513

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Oakland University’s Elliott Carillon Nears Completion

The tower for the new Elliott Carillon at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, has been topped off with its cupola, the bells have been delivered and the bourdon is being installed. Getting close!

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Carillonneurs in the news

Jim Saenger, Capitol’s Carillonneur, Taft Carillon, Washington, D.C., Q and A http://www.aoc.gov/blog/meet-carillonneur-capitol Tin-Shi Tam, University of Iowa Carillonneur, at the University of Montana http://www.kpax.com/news/um-carillon-performance-fills-campus-with-music/ Jim Brinson, Mercersberg Academy Carillonneur, Q and A http://www.therecordherald.com/article/20140505/NEWS/140509918/10054/NEWS University of Chicago Student Guild of Carillonneurs, … Continue reading

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25 bells installed at Idaho university

Northwest Nazarene University, in Nampa, Idaho, is one step closer to enjoying the 25 bells recently installed on its campus. The bell tower cap was put into place on Tuesday, May 6, at the Leah Peterson Learning Commons building nearing … Continue reading

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New carillon rings out in Plainfield, Illinois

On Sunday, April 20, 2014, a new carillon rang out for services at the Plainfield United Methodist Church, played both by local musicians from the Church and by an automated system. The original ten-bell chime cast by Mcneely/Watervliet in 1907, … Continue reading

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New carillon tower rises at Michigan’s Oakland University

Construction on the new carillon tower at Oakland University, in Rochester Hills, Michigan–the Elliott Carillon Tower–continues apace–2 pictures from December are below. To view a video of a Petit & Fritsen interview that shows the Elliott Carillon Tower bells, go … Continue reading

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