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Dominion carillonneur to perform at global gathering - Ottawa Citizen

Posted: 26 Jun 2014 03:28 PM PDT


Ottawa Citizen

Dominion carillonneur to perform at global gathering
Ottawa Citizen
The instrument, which resembles a piano or an organ, allows McCrady, the dominion carillonneur, to control the tower's 53 bells — including the largest one, called the bourdon, which weighs 10 tonnes — with each strike of the keys and push of the pedals.

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Things to do on Fourth of July in Fox Valley - Aurora Beacon News

Posted: 26 Jun 2014 12:44 PM PDT


Things to do on Fourth of July in Fox Valley
Aurora Beacon News
St. Joseph Catholic Church of Aurora will host a Mass at 8:30 a.m. July 4 at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, a block north of the Indian Trail and Route 25 intersection. Prayers ... The “Ringing of the Bells” is just one American tradition highlighted at ...

Villagers take on abseil for school and church fund - West Sussex County Times

Posted: 26 Jun 2014 12:00 PM PDT


West Sussex County Times

Villagers take on abseil for school and church fund
West Sussex County Times
The team of all ages first climbed the 249 steps to the angel on the top of the landmark building and parish rector David Minns was one of the first to start the descent. He was joined by bell ringer Rob Matthews and assistant minister Tricia Hislop ...

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Middlebury College's carillons will ring in July 4 - The Eagle

Posted: 26 Jun 2014 09:20 AM PDT


Middlebury College's carillons will ring in July 4
The Eagle
Free performances get underway Friday, July 4, and will continue Friday evenings during most of the summer, starting at 5 p.m. The carillon bell events are centered around the college's historic Mead Memorial Chapel bell tower. According to ... The ...

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DC community calendar, June 26-July. 3, 2014 - Washington Post

Posted: 26 Jun 2014 07:48 AM PDT


DC community calendar, June 26-July. 3, 2014
Washington Post
Tower climb and gargoyle walk, climb the 333 steps to the bell chamber in the central tower of Washington National Cathedral, 300 feet above ground, listen to a peal bell demonstration by the Washington Ringing Society and a carillon presentation by ...

OTTERY ST MARY: Local children play their part in Ottery's annual Pixie Day ... - View Online

Posted: 26 Jun 2014 04:27 AM PDT


View Online

OTTERY ST MARY: Local children play their part in Ottery's annual Pixie Day ...
View Online
Children from the local Rainbows, Beavers, Brownies and Cubs ran screaming through the town and up to the church to capture the bell ringers and take them back to the Pixie Parlour before bells were rung and the humans made their escape. Alongside the ...

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Local children play their part in Ottery's annual Pixie Day traditions - View Online

Posted: 26 Jun 2014 01:32 AM PDT


View Online

Local children play their part in Ottery's annual Pixie Day traditions
View Online
Children from the local Rainbows, Beavers, Brownies and Cubs ran screaming through the town and up to the church to capture the bell ringers and take them back to the Pixie Parlour before bells were rung and the humans made their escape. Alongside the ...

Vancouver's Christ Church Cathedral finds its voice - Vancouver Sun

Posted: 25 Jun 2014 04:12 PM PDT


Vancouver Sun

Vancouver's Christ Church Cathedral finds its voice
Vancouver Sun
Two companies are bidding to build the four, bronze custom-cast bells — a French company, Paccard Bell Foundry and the English bell makers Whitechapel Bell Foundry which made the bells for Big Ben. The bells will be operated electronically, no need ...

Gothic treasures of the Košice region - The Slovak Spectator

Posted: 25 Jun 2014 03:09 PM PDT


Gothic treasures of the Košice region
The Slovak Spectator
The church also has a bronze baptismal font from 1549, part of which historians attribute to the first gothic bell-foundry workshop in Spiš, founded by Master Konrád. The original gothic main altar was replaced in 1621 by another Renaissance altar.

Norwich University bell concerts kick off July 5 - vtdigger.org

Posted: 25 Jun 2014 07:21 AM PDT


Norwich University bell concerts kick off July 5
vtdigger.org
The largest musical instruments in the world, carillons are played with both hands and feet. Musicians perform by striking levers stoutly wired to the various clappers of a tower's many bells. Norwich's carillon, one of only two such instruments in the ...

A serene retreat on a chaotic street - The Hindu

Posted: 24 Jun 2014 10:32 PM PDT


The Hindu

A serene retreat on a chaotic street
The Hindu
Two bells, dated 1837, were cast in London's Whitechapel Bell Foundry, which made the bells for Big Ben and the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. One with Armenian inscription dates to 1754, was recast in 1808 and bears Tamil inscription. Another dates to ...

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Tasty treats and many surprises on the menu - Evesham Observer

Posted: 23 Jun 2014 04:26 PM PDT


Evesham Observer

Tasty treats and many surprises on the menu
Evesham Observer
Traders including the Fleece Inn, Evesham Greengrocer, Working World, JellyPickleJam, the Outdoor Pig Company, Simply Seasonal, the Bell Tower Appeal and Transition Evesham will be among those in attendance. Family entertainment and activities, ...

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