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Friday, June 17, 2011

Norwich University 2011 Summer Carillon Concert Series

For Immediate Release
June 17, 2011

Contact: Daphne Larkin
802-485-2886 or 595-3613(m)

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Bring a picnic to the Upper Parade Ground to enjoy free hour long concerts performed by an all-international line-up on Norwich’s Charlotte Nichols Greene Memorial Carillon.

Concerts are scheduled for every Saturday in July, begin at 1 p.m. and are followed by a demonstration and opportunity to tour the bell tower.

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.

Please contact 802-485-2318 or email nucarillon@norwich.edu for more information.

Saturday, July 2
Fritz Reynaert
Carillonneur, Enkhuizen and Hoorn, Netherlands

Saturday, July 9
Gordon Slater
Dominion Carillonneur Emeritus, Ottawa, Canada

Saturday, July 16
Stefano Colletti
Director, the French National Carillon School, Douai, France

Saturday, July 23
(Russian-born) Elena Sadina and Sergei Gratchev
, Instructors,
Belgian National Carillon School, Mechelen, Belgium

Saturday, July 30
Hans Uwe Hielscher
, Organist and Carillonneur, Marktkirche, Wiesbaden, Germany


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. 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