James Carter Memorial Chime


   St.James Episcopal Cathedral
   (formerly St.James P.E. Church)
   North Wabash Avenue & East Huron Street
   Chicago, Illinois, USA
   LL: N 41.8947, W 87.6266
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   Paul W. Thompson,
     Cathedral Carillonneur


   St.James Cathedral
   65 East Huron Street
   Chicago, IL  60611-2728
   T: (312)787-7360   F: (312)787-9469


   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters,
   Mon-Sat, 0900-1745; Angelus Mon-Sat 1800;
   played from electric keyboard for 15
   minutes before & after 11am service on
   Sundays, and for other services which
   involve the Cathedral Choir.


   Bells by Meneely & Kimberly;
   added semitone is flat 7th.
   Chimestand removed; electric keyboard
   in north transept near organ console.
   Restored, 1999-2000.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  3 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    NONE  
   There is one added semitone
   There is no practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1876
     with bells made by Meneely/Troy
   Year of latest technical information source is 1993


The Cathedral Website has a small picture of the building in the heading of most pages.  Under Photo Albums, an Architecture page includes two photos of the tower.  The Music page links to a very comprehensive page about the bells--their history, specifications and use.

A photo of the building and its corner tower accompanies the report of a visitor.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Troy) bellfoundry.

Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American chimes by weight (pitch).
Ranking among all North American chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in IL.


   This page was built from the database on 16-Feb-07
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/02/14
   and on technical data last updated on 1993/06/29

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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