VANCOUVER - HR : CANADA - BC

*Location:

   Holy Rosary Cathedral (RC)
   Richards and Dunsmuir Streets
   Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
   LL: N 49.28199, W 123.11427
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*Ringers' contact(s):

   Eve Munns, Tower Captain
   H: (604)224-0233   W: (604)873-2412
   E: pmunns@shaw.ca

      Verify the current ringers' contact(s) at the NAGCR Website.

*Contact:

   Holy Rosary Cathedral
   646 Richards Street
   Vancouver, BC  V6B 3A3
   T: (604)682-6774   F: (604)331-8406

*Schedule:

   Practice Tue 1930-2100,
   and sometimes Sat 0930-1100;
   service Sunday 1030-1100.

*Remarks:

   Originally 7 bells by Paccard, 1900,
   not hung for change ringing.
   The treble and 3 basses were melted
   down in 1906 to make the present front
   five by Llewellins & James, Avonmouth,
   Bristol, UK (Castle Green Foundry).
   Rehung 1990.

*Technical data:

   Ring of  8 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ROPE  /    NONE  
   There are no added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1906
     by the makers cited in Remarks above
   Year of latest technical information source is 1991

*Links:

The Cathedral Website opens with a sketch of the building on its home page.  The History page has several pictures of the building, all clickable for larger versions.  There are two excellent pages about the bells (the link to the second is near the top of the first); all illustrations are clickable for larger versions.

The Vancouver Society of Change Ringers has its own extensive and well-organized Website.

Building photos from Emporis Buildings
(Also see our Emporis Advice.)

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American rings by pitch/weight.
Ranking among all North American rings by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American rings by year of completion.

Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).

Index to all tower bell instruments in BC.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on  3-Jan-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/01/02
   and on technical data last updated on 1993/08/14


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