Norwich University 2018 Bell Concert Series Kicks off July 7


June 25, 2018

Bring a picnic and a lawn chair to the Upper Parade Ground on the beautiful campus of Norwich University and enjoy free outdoor concerts performed on the Charlotte Nichols Greene Memorial Carillon.

Concerts will be held rain or shine on five consecutive Saturdays from July 7 to August 4. All concerts begin at 1 p.m.  Programs feature a variety of classical, folk, traditional, Broadway, and contemporary music arranged specifically for carillon.

The largest musical instrument in the world, the carillon is played with both hands and feet. Notes are played by striking levers stoutly wired to the clappers of a tower’s many bells. Norwich’s carillon, one of only two such instruments in the state of Vermont, comprises 47 bells, the largest of which weighs 3500 pounds.

These outdoor recitals are open to everyone, parking is free and handicapped accessible, and there is never an admission fee. At the conclusion of each performance, the bell tower will remain open and guests are invited inside to meet the musician, view a demonstration on the instrument, and peek into the belfry for a look at the bells themselves.

2018 Summer Carillon Concert Series

July 7: George Matthew Jr.
Carillonneur, Norwich University and Middlebury College

July 14: Hans Uwe Hielscher
Organist and Carillonneur, the Marktkirche, Wiesbaden, Germany

July 21: Sergei Gratchev
Instructor, the Belgian Carillon School and Middlebury Summer Language School

July 28: Tiffany Ng
Carillonneur and Professor of Music, University of Michigan

August 4: Nikita Gratchev
Graduate, Belgian Carillon School

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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019.

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