MECHELEN - On Saturday April 29, 2017, the Royal Carillon School ‘Jef Denyn' organised the annual carillon day in collaboration with the Koninklijke Vereniging voor Toren & Beiaard. In the morning everyone was welcome to take a look at the school in the stately building at Bruul. Malgosia Fiebig, city carillonneur of Utrecht and Nijmegen, gave a Masterclass. In the afternoon, students attended a concert at the St. Rombouts tower. Then there was another concert in the Culture Center with the new chamber carillon, a handball choir and instrumental ensembles.
According to the "Gazet of Antwerp", the carillon day attracted a lot of people to the school. The visitors were received by director Koen Cosaert and received a brief tour. Those that wished could try their hand on the study keyboard. The carillon school has paid a lot of attention to youth education and has developed a program with its own method for children. A new keyboard has been made with slightly smaller dimensions to make it easier for children to play. The youth find it awesome to make sounds that carry right over the city.
The carillon school has 62 students in the current school year, of which ten are younger than 15 years. Of course, that provides much satisfaction in Mechelen. And the councillors for culture put it like this: "Our Royal Carillon School ‘Jef Denyn' makes sure that carillon culture is one of the banners of the city of Mechelen"!