Massey/Drury Memorial Carillon


   Metropolitan United Church
   (was Metropolitan Methodist Church)
   Queen Street East at Church Street
   Toronto, Ontario, Canada
   LL: N 43.65366, W 79.37660
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   Elisa Tersigni,   (C)
     Wayne C. Vance Carillonist
*Past carillonists:
   1922 ded. Joseph H (Harry) Withers
   1922-26 F.Percival Price (1901-1985)
   1926-28 John Skillicorn       (d.)
   1928-30 J.Leland Richardson (1906-1969)
   1930-32 Edmund Milroy      (d.)
   1932-36 Sidney Giles       (d.)
   1936-41 Edmund Milroy      (d.)
   1941-62 Stanley F. James   (d.)
   1962-97 James B. Slater   (CH;d.)
   1997-2016 Gerald Martindale   (A)
   2016-2023 Roy Lee   (C)


   Metropolitan United Church
   56 Queen Street East
   Toronto, ON  M5C 2Z3
   T: 416-363-0331
   E: office/@/
   - or -
   Dr. Jonathan Oldengarm, Minister of Music


   Sunday 1030-1100


   Original instrument was the first
   modern carillon in North America.
   Keyboard renovated 1991, with new
   cabin.  Practice console by Petit &
   Fritsen (1960) acquired in 1990s from
   Kirk-in-the-Hills, Bloomfield Hills,
   Oct.2022: Major renovation by Meeks,
   Watson & Co. completed; all bells but
   the originals were removed from tower,
   & rehung on new frame after P&F
   bells were retuned; new North American
   standard keybd changed transposition.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 54 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the bass octave
   Transposition is down 1 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     A#F   /    A#C 25
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is a non-identical practice console
   The bells were re-tuned in 2022
     by Meeks,Watson 
   Prior history:
     In 1971, the instrument was enlarged to 54 bells
       by Paccard     
       (19 bells remain from that work.)
       Transposition was down 3 semitone(s)
       Keyboard range was:     C G   /    C C 23
     In 1960, the instrument was enlarged to 35 bells
       by Petit+Fritsn
       (12 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
       Keyboard range was:     C C   /    C G   
     In 1922, the instrument was begun with 23 bells
       by Glltt+Jhnstn
       (23 bells remain from that work.)
       Keyboard range was:     C C   /    C --  
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2022

   This page was built from the database on  4-Nov-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2023/10/31
   and on technical data last updated on 2022/11/27

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