Summer Carillon 2017

When the Sun is High the Music Turns Up

Celebrating 25 years of community recitals, the Princeton University Carillon at the Graduate School located at 88 College Road West, Princeton, NJ 08544 will again host a season of  summer concerts for the surrounding community.  All concerts start at 1:00PM every Sunday during July and August and are held rain or shine. Admission is free.   Please call 609-258-7989 or visit for additional information and directions. 

“Tune the Sky!”



July 2               Jim Fackenthal, Chicago, IL

July 9               Kipp Cortez, Concord, WV

July 16             Wesley Arai, Berkeley, CA

July 23             Thomas Le, Berkeley,  CA

July 30             Lynnli Wang, Washington,  DC

Aug 6              Lisa Lonie, Princeton, NJ, Carillon & Digital Tracks

Aug 13            The Treblemakers – Duet Carillonneurs: Lisa Lonie & Janet Tebbel, PA

Aug 20            Tatiana Lukyanova, Hampton, CT

Aug 27            Andy Zhang, New Haven, CT

Sept 3             Joey Cotruvo, State College, PA

The CARILLON is a musical instrument of 23 or more bells that when sounded produce music.  Carillon bells are hung stationary with only the clapper moving against the lip of the bell.  It is manually played from a console with both fists and feet activating batons and pedals attached to the clappers through mechanical linkage.  There is no electronic assistance to ring the bells.  Remarkable variations in expression are possible and controlled entirely by the carillonneur.   The music can travel great distances in all directions, making it a community instrument for the public.

The largest bell of the Princeton carillon weighs 12,880 pounds. Dedicated in 1927 the Princeton carillon is memorialized to The Class of 1892.  The 67 bronze bells were cast in England, France and The Netherlands.

The carillon is a program of University Chapel Music and made possible by an endowment established by the Class of 1892.  For more information, visit the Carillon webpages.