FRONT ROYAL : USA - VA

*Location:

   Christ the King Chapel
   Christendom College
   Shenandoah Shores Road (VA-606)
     near St.John's Way
   Christendom Drive
   Front Royal, Virginia, USA
   LL: N 38.9478, W 78.1473
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Christendom College
   134 Christendom Drive
   Front Royal, VA  22630-6534
   T: (540)636-2900  -or-  (800)877-5456
   E: admissions@christendom.edu

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   7 recycled bells (6 McShane, 1 Meneely)
   plus 5 new; blessed 22 Nov 2020;
   to be installed in Jan.2021

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 12 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F# in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There are no added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 2020
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Auxiliary mechanisms: S8    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2020
*Links:

The college Website links to a separate and extensive website about the new chapel, with numerous photo articles about progress on the construction.  Notable is a video (1:38) of the casting two new bells.  A more recent article includes photos and videos of the baptism and dedication of the bells.

This instrument being composed primarily of recycled bells, it is not indexed by maker.

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 VA.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 15-Dec-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/12/14
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/12/14
*Photos:

(none available)

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