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Holiday Carillon Recital

Saturday, December 2, 2017
  3–4:30 p.m.

Location: Bell Tower
  Parking Information

Category: Concert



Holiday Carillon Recital
David Christensen, University Carillonneur
Ring in the season with traditional holiday music both sacred and popular, featuring music by Arcangelo Corelli, Samuel Scheidt, Dietrich Buxtehude, Georg F. Kauffmann, J. S. Bach, and Louis Couperin. Listeners may enjoy the sounds of the bells in an outdoor setting.  Arrangements of traditional carols and holiday music from Germany, France, Spain, and the United States will be on the program.

To view a selection of carillon performances, click here

David Christensen has been University Carillonneur at UC Riverside for 30 years and plays regular weekly concerts throughout the school year.  He has performed at many carillons throughout the United States and Canada, including the University of Michigan, University of Toronto, UC Santa Barbara, University of Chicago, Longwood Gardens, and Princeton University.  Mr. Christensen also gives instruction in carillon and organ to UCR students.  Several compositions for organ are published by the Kenwood Press.

About the carillon
Housed in the bell tower, the carillon is a musical instrument comprised of 48 magnificent cast-bronze, cup-shaped bells. The bells are arranged chromatically and precisely tuned so that several can be sounded harmoniously together. The bells are sounded by striking a series of wooden levers with the side of the hand or fingers and with the feet.

Parking: Complimentary permits available at the Information Kiosk
Information: (951) 827-3245

Quarterly carillon recitals are presented by the UCR Department of Music with the generous support of Friends of the Carillon.

Open to: General Public
Admission: Free
Sponsor: Bell Tower

Contact Information:
Kathy DeAtley
(951) 827-3245