CONCORD - STJ : USA - NC

   Blanche Brown Coltrane Memorial Carillon

*Location:

   Evangelical Lutheran Church of St.James
     (ELCA)
   Union Street & Corban Avenue
   Concord, North Carolina, USA
   LL: N 35.407, W 80.579
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*Player:

   Mark Frye, Director of Music Ministries

*Contact:

   Lutheran Church of St.James
   104 Union Street South / PO Box 684
   Concord, NC  28025-0684
   T: (704)786-0166   F: (704)786-0299

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Original bells from Heiligerlee; which
   foundry cast 5 added is not clear.
   Original church bell, by J.Bernhard of
   Philadelphia, 1845, still in use.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard carillon of 28 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the treble octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    NONE  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1970
     with bells made by vanBergen   
   Prior history:
     In 1966, the instrument was begun with 23 bells
       by vanBergen   
   Year of latest technical information source is 1986
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

On the church Website, the home page may show a picture of the church and tower.  The Music page has a link to a page about the carillon and its history, with a photo of the original bells.  The History page (under About Us) has a photo of the building, and mentions that the original bell (predating the carillon) is still in use.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the vanBergen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the vanBergen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

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

Index to all tower bell instruments in NC.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 28-Apr-07
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/04/27
   and on technical data last updated on 1995/03/28


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