2004 Summer Carillon Concert Series

carilloneurThis summer, Norwich University will again be hosting several world-renowned carillonneurs for its annual summer concert series, performed on the Charlotte Nichols Greene Memorial Carillon. An hour in length, the concerts will take place at 1:00 p.m. on seven consecutive Saturdays, beginning June 26. 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 that are played manually. The bells and keyboard are housed in the 50-ft. Adams Tower, built in 1956, the same year the instrument was donated to Norwich.

Weekly concerts feature recitals by world-renowned artists playing a variety of popular and classical music showcasing the extraordinary capabilities of this unique instrument. Following each concert, the tower will be open for tours and demonstrations.

The Adams Bell Tower is located on the beautiful, tree-lined Upper Parade at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont.* The public is encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket and sit in the shade. Parking is available in the Jackman lot. For more information, please contact Diana Weggler at 802.485.2318 or email nucarillon@norwich.edu.

The 2004 Summer Carillon 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.

  • June 26 - Hans Hielscher
    Wiesbaden, Germany
  • July 3 - Suzanne Magassy
    Canberra, Australia
  • July 10 - Trevor Workman
    Bourneville, England
  • July 17 - Sergei Gratchev
    Mechelen, Belgium
  • July 24 - Jim Smith
    Mercersburg, Pa.
  • July 31 - John Widmann
    Frederick, Md.
  • August 7 - George Matthew, Jr.
    Brandon, Vt.

The Norwich University campus is located just ten miles south of Montpelier on Route 12. The Adams Bell Tower is next to Jackman Hall. Enter campus through the main gate, and proceed straight up the hill to the Jackman parking lot.

by Diana Weggler
June 2004

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