Mar
29
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Free. Free Parking.
Friday concerts happen through November 22, except for Good Friday, April 19th.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur, and guests

The carillon can be heard from the grounds around the church including the Case Western Reserve Campus behind the church away from the Euclid Avenue traffic noise. The church library is also a good indoor place to hear the bells during cold or inclement weather.

Send music requests to info@ucbells.org

The Friends of the McGaffin Carillon appreciates the support of The Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.
 
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Mar
22
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Free. Free Parking.
Friday concerts happen through November 22, except for Good Friday, April 19th.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur, and guests

The carillon can be heard from the grounds around the church including the Case Western Reserve Campus behind the church away from the Euclid Avenue traffic noise. The church library is also a good indoor place to hear the bells during cold or inclement weather.

Send music requests to info@ucbells.org

The Friends of the McGaffin Carillon appreciates the support of The Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.
 
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Mar
15
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Free. Free Parking.
Friday concerts happen through November 22, except for Good Friday, April 19th.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur, and guests

The carillon can be heard from the grounds around the church including the Case Western Reserve Campus behind the church away from the Euclid Avenue traffic noise. The church library is also a good indoor place to hear the bells during cold or inclement weather.

Send music requests to info@ucbells.org

The Friends of the McGaffin Carillon appreciates the support of The Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.
 
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Mar
8
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Free. Free Parking.
Friday concerts happen through November 22, except for Good Friday, April 19th.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur, and guests

The carillon can be heard from the grounds around the church including the Case Western Reserve Campus behind the church away from the Euclid Avenue traffic noise. The church library is also a good indoor place to hear the bells during cold or inclement weather.

Send music requests to info@ucbells.org

The Friends of the McGaffin Carillon appreciates the support of The Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.
 
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Mar
1
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Free. Free Parking.
Friday concerts happen through November 22, except for Good Friday, April 19th.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur, and guests

The carillon can be heard from the grounds around the church including the Case Western Reserve Campus behind the church away from the Euclid Avenue traffic noise. The church library is also a good indoor place to hear the bells during cold or inclement weather.

Send music requests to info@ucbells.org

The Friends of the McGaffin Carillon appreciates the support of The Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.
 
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Feb
22
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Free. Free Parking.
Friday concerts happen through November 22, except for Good Friday, April 19th.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur, and guests

The carillon can be heard from the grounds around the church including the Case Western Reserve Campus behind the church away from the Euclid Avenue traffic noise. The church library is also a good indoor place to hear the bells during cold or inclement weather.

Send music requests to info@ucbells.org

The Friends of the McGaffin Carillon appreciates the support of The Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.
 
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Feb
15
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Free. Free Parking.
Friday concerts happen through November 22, except for Good Friday, April 19th.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur, and guests

The carillon can be heard from the grounds around the church including the Case Western Reserve Campus behind the church away from the Euclid Avenue traffic noise. The church library is also a good indoor place to hear the bells during cold or inclement weather.

Send music requests to info@ucbells.org

The Friends of the McGaffin Carillon appreciates the support of The Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.
 
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Feb
8
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Free. Free Parking.
Friday concerts happen through November 22, except for Good Friday, April 19th.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur, and guests

The carillon can be heard from the grounds around the church including the Case Western Reserve Campus behind the church away from the Euclid Avenue traffic noise. The church library is also a good indoor place to hear the bells during cold or inclement weather.

Send music requests to info@ucbells.org

The Friends of the McGaffin Carillon appreciates the support of The Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.
 
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Feb
1
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Free. Free Parking.
Friday concerts happen through November 22, except for Good Friday, April 19th.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur, and guests

The carillon can be heard from the grounds around the church including the Case Western Reserve Campus behind the church away from the Euclid Avenue traffic noise. The church library is also a good indoor place to hear the bells during cold or inclement weather.

Send music requests to info@ucbells.org

The Friends of the McGaffin Carillon appreciates the support of The Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.
 
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Jan
25
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Free. Free Parking.
Friday concerts happen through November 22, except for Good Friday, April 19th.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur, and guests

The carillon can be heard from the grounds around the church including the Case Western Reserve Campus behind the church away from the Euclid Avenue traffic noise. The church library is also a good indoor place to hear the bells during cold or inclement weather.

Send music requests to info@ucbells.org

The Friends of the McGaffin Carillon appreciates the support of The Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.
 
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Lunchtime Carillon Concert
Jan
18
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert

  • The Alexander McGaffin Tower and Carillon (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Free. Free Parking.
Friday concerts happen through November 22, except for Good Friday, April 19th.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur, and guests

The carillon can be heard from the grounds around the church including the Case Western Reserve Campus behind the church away from the Euclid Avenue traffic noise. The church library is also a good indoor place to hear the bells during cold or inclement weather.

Send music requests to info@ucbells.org

The Friends of the McGaffin Carillon appreciates the support of The Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.
 
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Lunchtime Carillon Concert
Jan
11
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert

  • The Alexander McGaffin Tower and Carillon (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Free. Free Parking.
Friday concerts happen through November 22, except for Good Friday, April 19th.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur, and guests

The carillon can be heard from the grounds around the church including the Case Western Reserve Campus behind the church away from the Euclid Avenue traffic noise. The church library is also a good indoor place to hear the bells during cold or inclement weather.

Send music requests to info@ucbells.org

The Friends of the McGaffin Carillon appreciates the support of The Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.
 
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Dec
24
7:00 PM19:00

Christmas Eve Carillon Concert

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George Leggiero, Covenant and University Circle Carillonneur, plays a carillon concert of traditional carols and music by J. S. Bach and Nino Rota. At 7:30, a 30-minute organ recital precedes a candlelit lessons and carols service.



Carillon Concert
Christmas Eve 2018
7:00pm
George Leggiero, Covenant and University Circle Carillonneur

John Sebastian Bach arr. A. Abbenes
From Cantata 142 “Uns ist ein Kind geboren
Concerto
Fughetta ‘Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland’ 

Nino Rota
Novena di Natale per Campane
I. Pifferata (Little Fife)
II. Il Gregge e l’Angelo (The Flock and the Angels)
III. Il Presepio (The Manger)
IV. Gloria in Excelsis Deo

J. Todd Fair
Variations on a French Noel

Traditional Engish, arr. B. Buchanan
What Child is This?

 Mykolo Leontovich arr. H. Fusner
Carol of the Bells

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Dec
20
4:30 PM16:30

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk at The Seidman Center Healing Garden

As the darkest day of the year nears, the Seidman Cancer Center’s Schneider Healing Garden—right across Euclid Avenue from the McGaffin Tower—once again hosts a candlelight labyrinth walk on Thursday, Dec. 20, at 4:30–5:30 p.m. University Circle Carillonneur George Leggiero will play meditative music by classical composers from the Baroque to the 20th century, including J. S. Bach, R. De Visée, W. A. Mozart, J. Brahms, and F. Poulenc, as well as seasonal music. To join the walk meet in the Seidman lobby at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 216.286.4636.

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Dec
2
12:00 PM12:00

University Circle Holiday CircleFest 2018

Join us for a full afternoon of fun during the University Circle Holiday CircleFest. Our tower and tent is on one of the free shuttle stops. Stop by enjoy some hot tea while you listen to Cleveland's Singing Tower.

Noon, 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 p.m. - Christmas and Hanukkah Music on the Carillon

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12:30, 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30 p.m. - Tower Tours. See a live demonstration of the 47-bell Dutch carillon as well as the breathtaking view of Uptown University Circle from the McGaffin Tower. LIMIT 20/TOUR;
register online now! ucbells.org/circlefest2018
or sign up at the FMC tent;
Free.
Suggested donation $5.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Nov
16
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. A tour of the tower happens after the concert. Free. Free Parking.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur

I
Jennifer Conner, ASCAP
McGaffin Flourish (2018)
Written for the 50thanniversary of the McGaffin Carillon June 2018.

II
Bryan Barker
Fantasie in d (1928)
Written for the inauguration of the University of Sydney War Memorial Carillon

III
Ryan Charles Ramer
Zenith Point (2018)
Written for George Leggiero 
and the McGaffin Carillon

IV
Geert D’hollander
A Sacred Suite (2018)
I. Da Pacem Domine
II. Regina Coeli
III. Sancti Spiritus
Commissioned for the Dedication of the Peace Carillon
at the Norbertine Abbey of Park 
on 11 November 2018.

The Friends of the McGaffin Carillon appreciates the support of The Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.
 
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Save the Dates!
December 2University Circle Holiday CircleFest. Reserve your tower tour now at www.ucbells.org/circlefest2018Limited registrations. 
December 17-December 31Monday-Friday 12:15 (except for 12/18 and 12/25) 
30 minute concerts of winter music. A gift to the community from 
the Friends of the McGaffin Carillon in University Circle.

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Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

World War I Armistice Centennial Commemoration

On Sunday, November 11, 2018 we observe the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended "The Great War," World War I.

At 10:00a, Morning Worship at Church of the Covenant will include a performance of "Solas" by David Childs. This choral piece was commissioned for this weekend by the church's Friends of Music to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the McGaffin Carillon and to honor the centenary of the WWI armistice. 

At 11:00a, the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the Memorial Bell will toll 100 times from the tower. 

At 11:30, there will be an opportunity to meet David Childs, the composer. 

At the 3:30p carillon recital, George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur will perform a program of music written to dedicate war memorial carillons. The McGaffin Carillon will join carillons around the world in the premier of "Sacred Suite" by Geert D'hollander to dedicate, on Sunday, a peace carillon at Park Abbey in Leuven, Belgium, a project of reconciliation between that city and the German city of Neuss. 

A 4:00p, in the sanctuary of the Church of the Covenant, students and faculty of Case Western Reserve University and, the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, along with distinguished presenters will offer music by composers reflecting on the war as well as poems, letters, and memoirs of The War's participants. 
—-Music by Edward Elgar, Jean Langlais, Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Alan Hovhaness, Claude Debussy, Richard Strauss.
—-Readings from the poems, letters, and memoirs of Dr. Alexander McGaffin, John McCrae, Rupert Brooks, Vera Brittain, Thomas Hardy, Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Douglas MacArthur, and German and British soldiers. 

The event is free. Free Parking. A reception will follow. 

This event is funded, in part, by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Oho and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Nov
9
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. A tour of the tower happens after the concert. Free. Free Parking.

David Osburn, Guest Carillonneur
Friday, November 9, 2018, 12:15 p.m. 


Honoring the Centenary of the Armistice that ended WWI

1. Three American songs from "The Great War"
Oh How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning (1918) Irving Berlin
I Didn't Raise My Boy to be a Soldier(1915) Piantadosi/Bryan
Keep the Home Fires Burning(1914) Ivor Novello

 2. Unique Memorial Music by two great composers
In Flanders Fields(1919) Charles Ives of the United States
(One of three "war songs" from his collection of 114 Songs to be sung by baritone or male chorus)

Rigaudon(1914-1917) Maurice Ravel of France
(One of six movements from Le Tombeau de Couperin, each dedicated to a friend of Ravel who had died in the war) 

 3. More American songs
I Wonder Whose Kissing Her Now (1909) Howard/Hough & Adams 
If You Were the Only Girl in the World (1916) Ayer/Grey
Smile, Smile, Smile (Pack Up Your Troubles) (1915) Powell/Asaf

And finally

When Johnny Comes Marching Home(1863) Louis Lambert
Civil War song appropriate for Veterans Day

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Meet at the Euclid Avenue tower entrance following the concert for a tour.

The Friends of the McGaffin Carillon appreciates the support of The Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.
 
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Save the Date!
A World War I Armistice Centennial Commemoration, November 11, 2018

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Nov
2
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. A tour of the tower happens after the concert. Free. Free Parking.

I
Matthias van den Gheyn 
(1721-1785)

Preludio No. 5
II

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)
Nocturne, from A Midsummer night’s dream

III
Gary White 
(1937- )
Reflections for Carillon

IV
W. A. Mozart 
(1756-1791)
Two Waltzes
Adagio for Glass  Harmonica

V
P.S. Rung-Keller 
(1879-1966)
Theme with Variations

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Meet at the Euclid Avenue tower entrance following the concert for a tour.

 The Friends of the McGaffin Carillon appreciates the support of The Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.
 
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Save the Date!
A World War I Armistice Centennial Commemoration, November 11, 2018

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Oct
26
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. A tour of the tower happens after the concert. Free. Free Parking.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur

Program

I
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
(arr. G. Leggiero)
October, Autumn Song

II
Arthur Lynds Bigelow (1910-1967)
Grote Klokken, Kleine Klokken
(Big Bells, Little Bells)

III
Folk Songs (arr. L. ‘t Hart)
Three Fishermen Went a Sailing
The Vicar of Bray
The Miller of the Dee

IV
Geo Clement (1902-1969)
Toccata, for carillon

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Meet at the Euclid Avenue tower entrance following the concert for a tour.

The Friends of the McGaffin Carillon appreciates the support of The Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.
 
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A World War I Armistice Centennial Commemoration, November 11, 2018

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Oct
19
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. A tour of the tower happens after the concert. Free. Free Parking.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur
Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Italy
Celebrating Italian Heritage Month

I
Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)

Sonata for violin (Op 5, No. 6)
Preludio, Allemanda, Sarabanda, Giga

II
Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1787)

Sonata for Harpsichord (Longo 33)

III
Opera Arias

Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835)
Pei figli suoi t’imploro (Norma)
Duet (Norma)

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Caro nome, che il mio cor (Rigoletto)
La donna é mobile (Rigoletto)
Libiamo (Drinking Song) (La Traviata)

 Before each selection, a bell will toll the program number

Meet at the Euclid Avenue tower entrance following the concert for a tour.

The Friends of the McGaffin Carillon appreciates the support of The Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.
 
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Check in and let your friends know you heard the bells.
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Save the Date!
A World War I Armistice Centennial Commemoration, November 11, 2018

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