Twilight Carillon Recital

Department of Music

David Christensen, University Carillonneur, rings in Spring at this annual concert.  Selections to be included on the program wil be Rondeau by Jean Joseph Mouret, The Fairy Queen by Henry Purcell, Swell the Full Chorus by G. F. Handel, Prelude and Pastorale by John Courter, some folksongs from the British Isles, and some popular songs from the 50’s and 60’s.  Listeners can enjoy the sounds from the carillon tower in a park-like atmosphere.  

June 2, 2018
Saturday, 6:00 P.M.
Bell Tower
Free and open to the public

To view a selection of carillon performances, click here

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 and arrangements for carillon are published by the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America.

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.


Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm

UCR Bell Tower

Event Type

Music & Concerts, Arts


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



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