Carillon Festival

“Fifty Years Going Forward”

Cathedral Carillon Festival, September 20–22, 2013

Washington National Cathedral presents a festival celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the dedication of the Kibbey Carillon. Come hear carillon recitals, a ringing of the peal bells, and presentations on carillon repertoire and history. Special tours will explore the carillon, the Cathedral nave, and damage from the 2011 earthquake.

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Schedule of Events

Friday, September 20

6-7 pm – Open Tower
Opportunity for carillonneurs to play the Kibbey carillon

Saturday, September 21

9:30 am – Welcoming Remarks, Edward Nassor
Reflections on the Tower, Robert Grogan

10 am – Preservation Tour
Joe Alonso

11 am – Carillon Recital
Elizabeth Egbert Berghout

11:30 am – Change Ringing Tour
Washington Ringing Society

12-4 pm – Peal
The Ancient Society of College Youths

12-1 pm – Lunch

1 pm – Highlights Tour
Cathedral Docents

1:30 pm – Cadenzas in the Preludes of Matthias van den Gheyn
Edward M. Nassor

2 pm – Liturgical Music: Hymnody
Benjamin Straley

2:30 pm – Organ Demonstration
Benjamin Straley

3 pm – Disturbing the Air – Duet Style – So That People Will Listen
Lisa Lonie and Janet Tebbel

4 pm – Carillon Recital
David Johnson

4:30 pm – Carillon Recital
Lonie and Tebbel Duo

6 pm – Anniversary Dinner at Café Deluxe (optional)

Sunday, September 21

11:15 am – Holy Eucharist with Carillon Offertory
The Rev. Gina Campbell, preacher; Edward Nassor, carillonneur

3:30 pm – Carillon Recital
Edward Nassor

Parking at the Cathedral

Parking in the Cathedral’s underground garage is free on Sundays for services and organ recitals; parking for concerts and programs is available for an event-parking fee. Learn more about parking options for individuals and groups.