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Concert series should appeal to carillon lovers, July 21-Sept. 1

Bells will ring out from Princeton University each Sunday from July 21 to Sept. 1 as part of the 10th annual Summer Carillon Series .

The free concerts at Cleveland Tower of the Graduate College will begin at 1 p.m. and will feature seven carillonneurs.

The dates and performers are:

  • July 21 -- Marcel Siebers, Cuyk, the Netherlands.
  • July 28 -- Scott Parry '54, Princeton University.
  • Aug. 4 -- Robin Austin, Princeton University.
  • Aug. 11 -- Melissa Moyer '05, Princeton University.
  • Aug. 18 -- Ellen Espenschied, Yale University.
  • Aug. 25 -- Lisa Lonie, St. Thomas Church, Whitemarsh, Pa.
  • Sept. 1. -- Carlo van Ulft, Centralia Carillon, Centralia, Ill.

The carillon is a set of cast bronze bells played on a wooden keyboard; foot pedals play the lower notes. Each key is connected to a wire that activates a transmission arm attached to the clapper.

Installed in 1927 as a gift from the class of 1892, Princeton's carillon was refurbished and rededicated in 1993. With 67 bells, it is the fourth largest in the nation.

The concert series is organized by the University chapel music office and made possible by an endowment established by the class of 1892. For more information, call Penna Rose at (609) 258-3654.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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