Carillon de l'Oratoire Saint-Joseph - Carillon of the Saint-Joseph Oratory - Montréal, Québec
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 45° 29.505 W 073° 37.074
18T E 607994 N 5038508
Quick Description: Le carillon de l'Oratoire Saint-Joseph, fondu par la célèbre maison française Paccard, est situé sur le chemin Queen Mary. The carillon of the Saint-Joseph Oratory, cast by Paccard, the well known French firm, is located on Queen Mary Road.
Location: Québec, Canada
Date Posted: 2/17/2013 6:02:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMGD59
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
Le carillon de l’Oratoire Saint-Joseph

Le prestigieux carillon de l’Oratoire compte 56 cloches de bronze faites d’un alliage de cuivre et d’étain. Il se classe parmi les grands carillons d’Amérique du Nord. Destiné à l’origine à la Tour Eiffel de Paris, il a été offert par de généreux donateurs à l’Oratoire en 1954.

L’instrument comprend quatre octaves et demie. Il s’étend du ré #3 au la #7 d’une façon entièrement chromatique. La plus grosse cloche pèse 1500 kg et la plus petite environ 5 kg. L’ensemble des cloches donne un poids total de 10 900 kg.

Le concert inaugural a été donnée le 15 mai 1955 à 15 h 30 par le maître carilloniste Émile Vendette (carilloniste à l'Oratoire en 1955-1956).

Carillonistes titulaires depuis 1956 :
Émilien Allard (1956-1975)
Andrea McCrady (1976-1980)
Claude Aubin (1980-2009)
Andrée-Anne Doane (2009-)



The carillon of the Saint-Joseph Oratory.

The impressive carillon at the Oratory consists of 56 bells cast in bronze mixed with alloys of copper and pewter. In the North American system, it is classified as a Large Carillon. Designed originally for the Eiffel Tower in Paris, it was installed at the Oratory in 1954, a gift from generous donors.

This carillon has a range of four and a half octaves extending chromatically from a low D to a high A. The largest bell weighs 1500 kg; (3300 lbs.), the smallest 5 kg (11 lbs.). All together the ensemble weighs 10,900 kg
(12 tons).

First concert at the Oratory: May 15 th 1955, 3:30 p.m., given by Émile Vendette (carillonist of the Oratory, 1955-1956).

Titular carilonnist since 1956:
Émilien Allard (1956-1975)
Andrea McCrady (1976-1980)
Claude Aubin (1980-2009)
Andrée-Anne Doane (2009-)
Location:
3800, rue Queen Mary
Montreal, QC Canada
H3V 1H6


Who controls the carillon?: Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal - Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal

Number of bells: 56

Schedule of regular public performances:
Récitals de carillon Mercredi, jeudi et vendredi 12 h et 15 h Durée 15 minutes Samedi 12 h 00 - Durée 15 minutes 14 h 30 - Durée 30 minutes Carillon recitals Dimanche 12 h 15 - Durée 15 minutes 14 h 30 - Durée 30 minutes Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. Length: 15 minutes Saturdays 12:00 p.m. - Lenght: 15 minutes 2:30 p.m. - Lenght: 30 minutes Sundays 12:15 p.m. - Length: 15 minutes 2:30 p.m. - Lenght: 30 minutes


Year of construction: 1/1/1954

Structure: Free Standing

Location web page: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
An original photograph of the carillon is required. One of you and your crew doing your very best imitation of Quasimodo and/or Esmeralda will be most appreciated.
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