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Tuesday, June 20 - Friday, June 23 New Haven, Connecticut.  2005 by the Yale University Guild of Carillonneurs, Inc. 64th Annual GCNA Congress. 40th anniversary Yale Memorial Carillon Yale University Guild of Carillonneurs. History of the Yale Carillon.

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tuesday june 20 friday june 23 new haven connecticut
Tuesday, June 20 - Friday, June 23

New Haven, Connecticut

 2005 by the Yale University Guild of Carillonneurs, Inc.

64th annual gcna congress
64th Annual GCNA Congress

40th anniversary

Yale Memorial Carillon

Yale University Guildof Carillonneurs

history of the yale carillon
History of the Yale Carillon
  • 1922: 10-bell chime installed by John Taylor Bell Founders.
  • 1948: Guild of Yale University Bellringers founded by student Elliott Kone, advisor to the Guild for over two decades.Bellringers paid 40¢ per ring.
1964: Donation of Florence S. Marcy Crofut (Honorary Member, GCNA) expands chime to 54-bell carillon
  • 1966: Kone and Yale students studyingat the Riverside Church found the Yale University Guild of Carillonneurs
1969: 28th GCNA Congress hosted at Yale University
  • 251 alumni, including Christina Anderson, Ellen Dickinson, Roy Lee, Thomas Lee
yale university guild of carillonneurs
Yale University Guild of Carillonneurs
  • Sole student-run carillon organization in the country
  • 26 members
  • Two 30-minuterings daily
  • The Heel: Highly competitive9-week lesson & audition process
annual concert tours
Annual Concert Tours
  • Weekends:New England
  • Winter Break:East Coast
  • Spring Break:North America
  • Every third Spring Break: Europe! (Belgium, The Netherlands,France, Spain)

Memorabilia from Yale exchanges in the museum of the Royal Carillon School “Jef Denyn” in Mechelen, Belgium

yale memorial carillon
Yale Memorial Carillon
  • 54-bell concert carillon by John Taylor Bell Founders, Ltd. of Loughborough, England
  • 8th largest carillon by weight in North America
  • Fully chromatic keyboard ranges from bass G to treble C; carillon transposed down 1 semitone
  • Major refurbishment by Taylor in June 2005
  • Two practice keyboards (1964 Taylor /2003 Meeks, Watson & Co.)
  • Professional 4-channel recording system
  • Streaming video and audio broadcasting capability
2006 gcna congress events
2006 GCNA Congress Events

Currently accepting proposalsfor talks and recitals.


will feature talented young performers as well as internationally renowned artists, including:

  • North American and European guest artists
  • New Carillonneur Members
  • Winning entries from the 2006 Yale Carillon Composition Competition and the annual GCNA Composition Competition

Gate to Branford College,main listening space

Newberry Memorial Organ(1928 4-manual Skinner)in Woolsey Hall

lectures panels workshops
Lectures, Panels, & Workshops
  • Panel on the development and future of carillon education
  • Fundraising campaign for the Ronald Barnes Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Carillon maintenance and repair workshop by John Taylor Bell Founders

Ronald Barnes

  • Exhibition of the Robyna Neilson Ketchum Collection of Bells at the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments
  • Exhibitions on the history of Yale’s bells at the university’s main and music libraries
  • Publication of a history of the carillon at Yale
expeditions activities
Expeditions & Activities
  • Trips to nearby carillons, including Trinity College and Simsbury
  • An organ and chime tour of the campus and historic New Haven
  • Banquet at a historic point of interest

Trinity College

Reception and tour at the Yale Center for British Art
  • Outdoor activities and picnics on the New Haven Green and nearby parks.
visiting new haven
Visiting New Haven

Vibrant music, theater, and arts scenes and summer festivals

Shubert Theater


Jazz on the Green

6 major museums, extensive parklands,historic harbor
  • 100+ specialty shops within walking distance
  • 150+ restaurants, including Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, soul food, Italian, Turkish, Greek, Eritrean, French, and Indian cuisine
  • Popular nightlife destinations

On-campus 2-bedroom suites with bathrooms and kitchenettes for $70 per night. 5-minute walk from Harkness Tower

Hotel rooms at special rates at the Colony Inn,5-minute walk from Harkness Tower

Online rideshare message board

contact the yale guild
Contact the Yale Guild
  • Emailyalegcna2006@gmail.comYour query will be promptly forwarded to the appropriate individual.
  • Phone+1 (203) 432-2309
  • Mailing AddressYale University Guild of CarillonneursP.O. Box 201964New Haven, CT 06520-1964

Photo creditsYale University Collection of Musical InstrumentsYale Center for British ArtINFONewHavenThe ColonyYale UniversityKathleen KarnNorman BlissTiffany Ng

GCNA 2006 logoTue Trinh

Carillon sound clipsRecorded by Thomas Y. Lee“Radical Dreamers,” arr. Lee“Preludio VIII,” Matthias van den Gheyn, arr. Albert Gerken“Sicilienne,” Ronald Barnes