Work is set to start on a £280,000 refurbishment of Loughborough’s Carillon Tower. Read more about it in the Charnwood Borough Council website.
“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.
More information on the carillon in 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.