Announcing the 2003 Summer

Carillon Concert Series

at Norwich University!

carillon bellsThis summer, Norwich University will host several world-renowned carillonneurs for its annual summer concert series, performed on the Charlotte Nichols Greene Memorial Carillon. An hour in length each, the concerts will take place at 1:00 pm on four consecutive Saturdays, beginning on June 28. In addition, there will be a fifth concert on Tuesday evening, July 22, at 6 pm, followed by a performance by the Yankee Brass Band at 7 pm. All concerts are FREE and will take place rain or shine!

The Norwich Carillon, one of only two in the state of Vermont, has forty-seven bells ranging in size from a 6-in. baby weighing 21 lbs., to a 3,500 lb. "bourdon", or big bell. The instrument is housed in the 50-ft. Adams Tower on the beautiful tree-lined Upper Parade Ground at Norwich University.

The weekly concerts will feature recitals by world-renowned artists playing a variety of popular and classical music showcasing the extraordinary capabilities of this unique instrument. The public is encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket and sit in the shade. Following each concert, the tower will be open for tours and demonstrations. Parking is available in the Jackman lot. For more information, please contact James Bennett (802) 485-2446.

The 2003 summer concert series is made possible by the Randolf Philbrook Fund for Carillon Performances, established in 1988 by George and Ritchie Garrison in honor of Captain F. Randolf Philbrook, and by the leadership of Helen Salem Philbrook.

2003 Summer Carillon Concert Schedule

  • Saturday, June 28, at 1:00 p.m.
    Amy Heebner,
    City Carillonneur, Albany, N.Y.

  • Saturday, July 5, at 1:00 p.m.
    Alexander Solovov,
    Elena Sadina and Sergie Gratchev
    Belgian Carillon School, Mechelen, Belgium

  • Saturday, July 12, at 1:00 p.m.
    Ghijsbert Kok,
    City Carillonneur
    Weesp and Zoetermeer, Netherlands

  • Saturday, July 19, at 1:00 p.m. - Duet Recital
    Auke de Boer, Carillonneur,
    Dokkum and Groningen, Netherlands
    Adolph Rots, Carillonneur
    Appingedam and Groningen, Netherlands

  • Tuesday, July 22, at 6:00 p.m.
    Sergei Gratchev, Belgian Carillon School,
    Mechelen, Belgium

  • PLUS! Tuesday, July 22, at 7:00 p.m., The Yankee Brass Band!

dweggler@norwich.edu, June 200

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