Summer Carillon 2021

What Summer Sounds Like!

Celebrating over 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, July 4 through Labor Day and are held rain or shine. Admission is free.   Please call 609-258-7989 or visit for additional information and directions.  

Attendees are to maintain social and physical distancing practices on the south lawn of the Graduate College.  For current information, please visit:


“Tuning the Sky” 2021


Jul 4         Carlo van Ulft

Jul 11       Frank DellaPenna

Jul 18       Joey Brink

Jul 25       The Treblemakers, Janet Tebbel & Lisa Lonie

Aug 1       Roy Kroezen

Aug 8       Jim Fackenthal

Aug 15     Linda Dzuris

Aug 22     Lisa Lonie

Aug 29     Princeton Carillon Studio Members

Sept. 5     Alicia Ding (New Colleague Recitalist)


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.