carillon summer concert series

carillon bellsThis year, Norwich University's popular summer carillon concert series will consist of six free Saturday concerts, performed on the 47-bell carillon. Most will be given in the afternoon and will last an hour, but there will be at least one evening concert.

This summer marks the seventh year Norwich University has hosted a summer carillon concert series. Every year, guest artists travel to Northfield from countries all over the world, including France, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Russia, China, and Portugal. The Charlotte Nichols Greene Carillon, installed in 1956, is one of only two carillons in the state of Vermont, the other being located at Middlebury College.

The bell tower is located on the beautiful, tree-lined Upper Parade Ground at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont, just ten miles south of Montpelier on Route 12. 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 Hall lot.

2005 Carillon Concert Schedule

  • Saturday, June 25 (1:00 p.m.) Charles Semowich, Carilloneur, Albany City Hall Carillon, Albany, N.Y.
  • Saturday, July 2 (1:00 p.m.) Sara and Ana Elias, Carillonneur, Carrilhão dos Pastorinhos, Alverca, Portugal
  • Saturday, July 9 (1:00 p.m.) Elena Sadina, Faculty, Belgian Carillon School, Mechelen, Belgium
  • Saturday, July 16 (1:00 p.m.) Tin Shi Tam, Carillonneur, University of Iowa, Ames, Iowa
  • Saturday, July 23 (1:00 p.m.) Sergei Gratchev, Faculty, Belgian Carillon School, Mechelen, Belgium
  • Tuesday, July 26 (6:00 p.m.) Alexander Solovov of Mechelen, Belgium
  • Saturday, July 30 (1:00 p.m.) Gerald Martindale, Carillonneur, Metropolitan United Church, Toronto, Canada
concert goers

The 2005 Summer Carillon Concert Series is made possible by the Randolf Philbrook Fund for Carillon Performances, established in 1988 through the generosity of George and Nancy Garrison '42, and Ritchie Garrison '37.

For more information call 802.485.2318 or email