Summer Carillon 2019

When the Sun is High the Music Turns Up

When the Sun is High

the Music Turns Up!


February 15, 2019 – Celebrating 27 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.



“When Music Meets the Sky!”



July 7              Liesbeth Janssens, Belgium

July 14             The Treblemakers – Duet Carillonneurs - Lisa Lonie & Janet Tebbel, Pennsylvania

July 21             Gijsbert Kok, The Netherlands

July 28             Jan Verheyen, Belgium

Aug 4              Lisa Lonie, Pennsylvania

Aug 11             Margaret Pan, Massachusetts

Aug 18             Janet Tebbel, Pennsylvania

Aug 25             Dan Kehoe, Massachusetts

Sept 1              Robin Austin, Pennsylvania



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.