Janet Jeffrey Carlile Harris Carillon


   Wait Chapel
   Wake Forest University
   Wake Forest Drive
   Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
   LL: N 36.13514, W 80.27905
Site locator map


   Anthony M. Tang
   T: 336-758-3308
   - and -
   Matthew T. Phillips
   T: 336-758-2537
   - and -
*Past carillonists:
   1978-81 William E. Ray
   1981-98 John S. Acker   (A)
   1998-2000 Matthew T. Phillips
   2000-04 (students)
   2004-06 Matthew T. Phillips
   2006-12 Lauren Bradley Mellick
   2012-xx Raymond E. Ebert, Jr.


   Office of the Chaplain
   Wake Forest University
     1834 Reynolda Road
     Winston-Salem, NC  27106
     Box 7204 Reynolda Station
     Winston-Salem, NC  27109-7204
   T: 336-758-5210


   Mon-Fri 5pm when school is in session


   The last carillon cast by Alfred
   Paccard; installed by Harry vanBergen.
   Playing and practice keyboards later
   replaced by Paccard.
   Practice keyboard moved from office
   to tower by Coastal Clock & Chime Co.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 48 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C C 24
   There is one missing bass semitone
   There is a practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 1981
     with bells made by Paccard      
   Prior history:
     In 1978, the instrument was begun with 47 bells
       by Paccard     
       Keyboard range was:     C C   /    C C 23
       There were two missing bass semitones
   Auxiliary mechanisms: S3    
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 (unknown)
     Height of lowest level of bells:   40 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  (unknown)
     Belfry openness:    %
   Year of latest technical information source is 1996

On the Wake-Forest Website, the carillon has its own section.

An article about the Tower and Tunnels Tour includes photos of the carillon keyboard and the swinging bass bell.

Article on the Wake Forest U carillon and Ray Ebert; with two galleries of photos - one from the original installation in 1978 and one from today.

News article (Apr'19) about the restoration, with photo in the belfry

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

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

Other concert carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

Index to all traditional carillons in NC.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NC.

   This page was built from the database on  4-Nov-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/06/24
   and on technical data last updated on 2015/06/30

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