Holiday Carillon Recital

Department of Music

Holiday Carillon Recital        
David Christensen, University Carillonneur, rings in the season with traditional and popular music featuring four settings of the Advent Chorale Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland by Samuel Scheidt, Dietrich Buxtehude, Georg Friedrich Kauffmann, and Johann Sebastian Bach. The one-hour program also includes several selections from part 1 of Handel’s Messiah and the Noel Allemande by Louis Couperin.

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December 1, 2018
Saturday, 3:00 P.M.
Bell Tower
Free and open to the public
Parking: Complimentary permits available at the Information Kiosk

David Christensen has been University Carillonneur at UC Riverside for 31 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 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.


Saturday, December 1 at 3:00pm to 4:30pm

UCR Bell Tower

Event Type

Arts, Music & Concerts


Faculty & Staff, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Alumni, Transfer Students, General Public


Free and Open to the Public

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