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carillon2 1NORTHFIELD, Vt. — 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 will be held rain or shine on five consecutive Saturdays from July 2 – 30. All concerts begin at 1 p.m.  Programs feature a variety of classical, folk, traditional, Broadway, and contemporary music arranged specifically for carillon.

The largest musical instrument in the world, the carillon is played with both hands and feet. Notes are played by striking levers stoutly wired to the clappers of a tower’s many bells. Norwich’s carillon, one of only two such instruments in the state of Vermont, comprises 47 bells, the largest of which weighs 3500 pounds.

These outdoor recitals are open to everyone, parking is free and handicapped accessible. At the conclusion of each performance, the bell tower will remain open and guests are invited inside to meet the musician, view a demonstration on the instrument, and peek into the belfry for a look at the bells themselves.

2022 Summer Carillon Concert Series

July 2: George Matthew Jr.
Carillonneur in Residence, Norwich University and Middlebury College

July 9: Geert D’hollander

Belgian-American composer and graduate of the Royal Carillon School in Mechelen, Belgium

July 16: Sergei Gratchev
Instructor, the Belgian Carillon School and Middlebury Summer Language School

July 23: John Whiteside
Music Director and Carillonneur at St. Stephen’s Church in Cohasset, Massachusetts


July 30: Carla Staffaroni
Has been playing the carillon for over ten years, plays carillon in New Jersey and previously served as Assistant Carillonneur at Norwich University

For more information, see: https://events.norwich.edu/.

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About Norwich University
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 and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.e

About the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies: 
Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 203-year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; graduate certificates; and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu  

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