JERUSALEM - YMCA : ISRAEL

*Location:

   Jesus Tower, YMCA
   26 King David Street
   Jerusalem (Yerushalayim), Israel
   LL: N 31.77429, E 35.22118
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*Carillonist:

   Prof. Gaby Shefler
   E: gaby.shefler /@/ mail.huji DOTac.il

*Contact:

   Jerusalem International YMCA
   *parcel:
     26 King David Street
     Jerusalem 
   *postal:
     PO Box 294
     Jerusalem  91002
   T: 2-5692692   F: 2-6253438
   E: ymca@ymca.org.il

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Dedicated 1933.  Flat pedalboard;
   practice keyboard in playing room.
   Keyboard and transmission overhauled
   in 2018.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 36 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  3 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C E   
   There is one missing bass semitone
   There is an identical practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 2018
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1930, the instrument was begun with 35 bells
       with bells made by Gillett & Johnston
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2019
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

On the YMCA Website, see the History and The Building pages (though the carillon is barely mentioned).

Article about the carillon, played since 2006 by Gaby Shefler

Video of Michael Ohman playing the Jerusalem carillon (also visitors), showing the keyboard and part of the belfry.  lso brief playing on the practice keyboard, which is in the same room with the playing keyboard.

A very long blog article about the carillon, posted by Kathleen Holyoak, has LOTS of large photos related to it, all taken in 2016-17.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all non-traditional carillons in this region by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all traditional carillons in this region by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all traditional carillons in this region by year of completion.

Index to all traditional carillons in Israel (IL).
Index to all tower bell instruments in Israel (IL).

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  9-Apr-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/04/01
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/03/21
*Photos:

(none available)

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