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International “Bells for Peace” Commemoration of the 1914 Christmas Truce

Today and tomorrow, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, carillons around the world will ring in remembrance of the Christmas Truce of 1914, on the battlefields of the First World War.  The playing of “Silent Night-Stille Nacht” will begin at 19:14 … Continue reading

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Blog post, Belgian adventure

Deborah Hennig, who studied carillon with Andrea McCready until her move to Hong Kong this summer, is a regular blogger who just left for Mechelen for a month’s study at the Royal Belgian Carillon School ‘Jef Denyn’.  Her most recent … Continue reading

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NEW CARILLONNEUR MEMBERS, 2014

Seven new Carillonneur Members were welcomed by the GCNA at the 2014 Congress. After successful completion of their advancement examinations on the Williams Carillon at the University of Denver, Colorado, the following were voted into Carillonneur Member status by the … 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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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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From the Archives: Collecting signatures

Welcome to the first installment of an occasional offering on the GCNA blog to highlight those interesting and unique items that tell the story of the Guild. If you don’t know, I am Joy Banks, the Librarian at Bok Tower … Continue reading

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French Recognition for GCNA Member

Elizabeth Vitu recently sent the following e-mail to the GCNA chat group, commenting on a French newspaper article she attached: Hello everyone, Featured in this Perpignan newspaper article is our colleague Mitchell Stecker, who has won first prize in the … Continue reading

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