The Children's Carillon


   The Presbyterian Church of La Porte
   Kingsbury and Indiana Avenues (US.35)
   La Porte, Indiana, USA
   LL: N 41.59458, W 86.70864
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   John Gouwens
*Past carillonists:
   2004-08 David Eicher
   2008-11 James Rodgers
   ??-?? Carey Sheck


   The Presbyterian Church of La Porte
   307 Kingsbury Avenue
   La Porte, IN  46350-6011
   T: 219-362-6219   F: 219-362-8689




   The first American carillon in 30 years
   to be built entirely of components
   from Petit & Fritsen; dedicated on
   May 16, 2004.  Console has space for
   another octave of trebles.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 36 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  9 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C C 24
   There is one missing bass semitone
   There is no practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 2004
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2022

The church Website does not mention the carillon, but there is a separate Fine Arts Board website which has a photo of the carillon.

WCF article on this carillon, with photos

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

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

Other medium carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

Index to all traditional carillons in IN.

Index to all tower bell instruments in IN.

   This page was built from the database on 29-Jul-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/07/29
   and on technical data last updated on 2022/06/23

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