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Holiday CircleFest. Tours, Exhibit, Concert.

We'll be joining our University Circle neighbors in celebrating the season. 

Visit the Friends of the McGaffin Carillon in University Circle tent on the tower lawn, next to the CircleFest shuttle stop, for hot spiced tea and cookies. Pick up an "I Heard the Bells in University Circle" wristband.

Exhibits. Visit The Herrick Room on the third floor of the tower for information and exhibits about the bells and their history. Dutch chocolate, cookies and other gift items will be available for purchase to help support the Friends of the Carillon. There will be a discount for Friends of the McGaffin Carillon

Tours of the bell tower at noon, 1, 2, and 3pm. Space is limited. Reserve a space ahead of time by emailing us at Preference is given to the Friends of the McGaffin Carillon.

3:30pm Holiday Carillon Concert. 

George Leggiero
Covenant and University Circle Carillonneur


J. S. Bach (arr. Arie Abbenes)

Sinfonia from Cantata 142 “Uns ist ein Kind geboren” BWV 142

Irving Berlin (arr. J. De Vreese)

I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

Four Traditional Dutch Christmas Songs( arr. Leen ‘t Hart)

Celebrating the Dutch origin of the McGaffin Carillon Bells
Komt wilt U spoeden naar Bethlehem (Hurry to Bethlehem)
Herders, ik boodschap blij van stem (Shepherds I Bring You Good Tidings)
Herders, Hij is geboren (Shepherds, He is Born)
Komt, verwondert u hier mensen (Come and Stand Amazed ye People)

Mel Torme(arr. P. Beullens)

The Christmas Song

Two Traditional Hanukah Songs (arr. R. Giszczak)

Hanukah, O Hanukah

Traditional (arr. G. Leggiero)

Jolly Old St. Nicholas

Ukrainian (arr. H. Fusner)

Carol of the Bells

Before each piece a bell
will toll the number corresponding in the program.