Dutch Carillon News no. 18 (December 2014)
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The Netherlands Carillon Center looks back on a good year
After carillon lessons could again be held in the building on the Grote Spui in 2013, the Netherlands Carillon Center was able to take things a little easier. During the past year, besides the usual activities, such as publishing and selling sheet music, and organising concerts and recitals in Amersfoort, it has invested in contacts between the Netherlands Carillon School and carillon players at home and abroad. In the autumn of 2013, contacts with the Amersfoort Bell-ringers Guild were re-opened, as were those with the Municipal Authorities in Amersfoort, the HKU University of the Arts, Utrecht, and the Royal Carillon School Jef Denyn.
At the same time, I would like to draw our readers' attention to the invitation sent to us by Koen Cosaert (see here). From exactly 19.14 to 19.18 hours on December 24th, the bells in Mesen (Belgium) will inaugurate a world tour of the well-known Christmas carol, 'Silent night'. This is the starting sign for a world-wide chain of peace-songs on carillons as a centenary hommage to the special Christmas cease fire in 1914. All carillonneurs in the world are invited to take part in this remembrance performance on December 24th or 25th. Already, Carillonneurs from Belgium, France, Ireland, Japan and the United States have responded. All information on participating towers and carillonneurs is welcome up to December 18th at
Have a good Christmas and a peaceful New Year!
Editors: Bauke Reitsma en Gea van Veen
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