Well done to Trevor Workman, who regularly plays the Bournville Carillon, on his Medal of the Order of the British Empire: ‘For services to the British Carillon Society and the community in Bournville, West Midlands.’
We are privileged to welcome on Saturday 16 June 2018, celebrated Carillonneur, pianist, musician, teacher and composer TOM VAN PEER from Mechelen, Belgium.
Tom, who is blind, will be giving a solo Carillon recital at 12 noon. He will then join Trevor Workman and other local musicians for an evening concert in St. Francis Church of varied popular music on a variety of instruments. This will include a live video link from Bournville Carillon.
“The refurbishment work will see the clavier fully restored with the striking elements of each bell refurbished by the foundry and there will also be some maintenance to the workings of the bells themselves.
The Carillon will be played on November 11, Remembrance Day, and other events are being planned in town by the Council and across the borough.”
On Saturday 24 October members of the BCS congregated in Bournville for the 2018 AGM. The day included two concerts given by Trevor Workman and a shared playing time (featuring a number of duets!) from BCS members. We were happy to welcome new member Elisa Tersigni to her first BCS event.
Pictured: The new bells of the Bournville carillon. In the middle right are some of the bells that were recently recast and tuned by Eijsbouts.
On Saturday 29 October 2017 members of the BCS were welcomed to the Charterhouse School in Godalming to share their musical talents and try out this newly-renovated instrument. We are very grateful to the generosity of Mark Blatchley for hosting members of the BCS on behalf of the school.
Pictured: BCS member Michael Boyd playing at Charterhouse on the new keyboard produced by Taylor’s in 2014.
The 2017 BCS annual general meeting was hosted at Our Lady of the Rosary, Saltley (Birmingham) on Saturday April 1. We are especially appreciative of Father Kelly for his unfailing support and welcome to Saltley.
The 2016 BCS annual general meeting was hosted by Trevor Workman at the George Cadbury Carillon School in Bournville on Saturday March 12. The day also included two recitals by Trevor and performances from other members.