Summer Carillon Schedule 2022

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 1:00 pm every Sunday, July 4 through Labor Day, and are held rain or shine. Admission is free. Please bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on. Please call 609-258-7989 or visit http://www.princeton.edu/gradschool/studentlife/residential/gradcollege/directions for additional information and directions.  

“When Music Meets the Sky” 

Jul 3                Geert D’hollander, Lake Wales, FL

Jul 10              Paul Stelban, Philadelphia, PA

Jul 17              Wade Fitzgerald, Philadelphia, PA

July 24             Hunter Chase, Washington DC

Jul 31              Anna Kasprzycka, Gdansk, Poland

Aug 7              Claire Janezic (New Colleague Recitalist), Rochester, NY

Aug 14            The Teblemakers – Lisa Lonie & Janet Tebbel, Philadelphia, PA

Aug 21            Cast in Bronze – the Tower Show

Aug 28            Princeton Carillon Studio Members

Sept. 4             Robin Austin, Philadelphia, PA

 

The carillon is a musical instrument of 23 or more bells that produce music when sounded.  Carillon bells are suspended in a stationary fashion, 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 that are 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.