Carillon

Carillon

The carillon comprises 27 bells (fully chromatic in two octaves from C to C with the addition of the upper C sharp and D sharp bells).   Our instrument was built in 1984 by the John Taylor Company of England.

The carillon (the tower bells) is played before and after Sunday services, as well as for weddings, funerals, and other services as requested. There are currently four carillonneurs (real people play the carillon – it is not automated), but more are always needed. The ability to read music is necessary, and piano training is extremely helpful. Rehearsal is according to each player’s schedule. Players should also be able to climb the four flights of stairs to the bell tower. For more information, contact Holly at hnigro@myersparkpres.org.


Special thanks to Jim Kothe for the production of this video tour.