Thanks to great interest, the “carillon walks” which were introduced last year created a demand for more. From May 1st to October 1st, the Amersfoort Guild, together with the Netherlands Carillon Center, will again organise these walks at 15.30 hrs. on Saturday afternoons. One can climb the tower and meet a real carillonneur and see him at work. For more information and participation, see: www.gildeamersfoort.nl
Every first Saturday of the month, the Amersfoort Guild of Bellringers heralds the new month with the chiming bells of the Tower of Our Lady in Amersfoort. Afterwards, André Kukolja, who is leader of the bellringers, plays the Eijsbouts-Carillon.
Chiming begins at 12.00 hrs., playing at 12.15 hrs.
Try-out concert by three Bachelor students of the Netherlands Carillon School (Utrecht Conservatoire)
On Friday, April 27th, three Bachelor students of the Netherlands Carillon School will give a try-out concert in the Tower of Our Lady in Amersfoort in preparation for their final exams this spring. Prior to the concert, the Amersfoort Guild organises a climb in the Tower, which includes a visit to the playing-cabin and ringing- chamber. Then an introduction to the concert programme will be given downstairs. This unique concert by three student-carillonneurs will be heralded by chiming by the Amersfoort Bellringers’ Guild. After the concert, visitors are invited for a drink in the historic building of the Netherlands Carillon School.
From 11.00 hrs. on May 12th, Paul Maassen will open the Saturday programme of Rabobank Amersfoort Jazz, edition 2012. In the programme that has been specially selected for this festival concert, Paul will not only play a number of well-known jazz songs, but also some of his own compositions, written and developed especially for the carillon. He will play on the Eijsbouts Carillon in the Lieve-Vrouwetoren.
Carl van Eyndhoven, carillon teacher at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven and guest teacher at the Netherlands Carillon School, is doing his doctoral research at the Royal University (KU) Leuven on performance practice of carillonneurs in the Southern Netherlands in the first part of the seventeenth century.