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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Norwich University Annual Summer Carillon Concert Series

For Immediate Release
June 16, 2010
Contact: Daphne Larkin

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Norwich University Annual Summer Carillon Concert Series

Bring a picnic to Norwich University’s Upper Parade green and enjoy a free, hour-long carillon concert given by guest carillonneurs every Saturday in July at 1 p.m.

Here is the schedule:
July 3
George Matthew Jr.
Norwich and Middlebury

July 10
Hans Hielscher
Wiesbaden, Germany

July 17
Geraard & Richard de Waardt
Rotterdam, Netherlands

July 24
Marcel Siebers
Venlo and Cuijk, Netherlands

July 31
David Maker
University of Conn.

Norwich’s carillon, housed in the Adams Bell Tower, is one of only two such instruments in the state of Vermont. The carillon is the largest musical instrument in the world, and its history dates 500 years back to the Low Countries of Europe. The instrument consists of at least two octaves of carillon bells arranged in chromatic series and played from a keyboard. The instrument is sometimes known as "the singing tower."

For more information the public can contact 802-485-2318 or email nucarillon@norwich.edu.


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. 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). www.norwich.edu