Norwich University Hosts the 2012 Summer Carillon Concert Series

The Charlotte Nichols Greene Memorial Carillon is one of only two such instruments in the state.

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Northfield, VT (PRWEB) June 11, 2012

Bring a picnic and a lawn chair to the Upper Parade Ground on the beautiful campus of Norwich University, and enjoy free outdoor concerts performed on the Charlotte Nichols Greene Memorial Carillon.

Concerts take place rain or shine on the Upper Parade Ground, and are scheduled for five consecutive Saturdays beginning on July 7 and ending August 4. Each original hour-long program begins at 1 p.m. and is followed by a demonstration and an opportunity to tour the bell tower.

The largest musical instrument in the world, the carillon is played with both hands and feet, which strike levers attached by thick wires to the bells’ clappers. Norwich’s carillon, one of only two such instruments in the state of Vermont, comprises 47 bells, the largest of which weighs more than three tons. Please contact Diana Weggler at 802-485-2318 or dweggler(at)norwich(dot)edu for more information.

Saturday, July 7
Charles Semowich
City Carillonneur
Albany, N.Y.

Saturday, July 14
Gerald Martindale
Carillonneur
Metropolitan Church
Toronto, Ontario

Saturday, July 21
Gordon Slater
Dominion Carillonneur
Emeritus
Ottawa, Ontario

Saturday, July 28
Anna Kasprzycka
City Carillonneur
Gdansk, Poland

Saturday, August 4
Elena Sadina and Sergei
Gratchev,
Instructors
Royal Carillon School
Mechelen, Belgium,
and Russian School

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). http://www.norwich.edu


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