Crane Memorial Carillon


   St.Chrysostom's Episcopal Church
   North Dearborn Street,
     north of West Schiller Street
   Chicago, Illinois, USA
   LL: N 41.90847, W 87.63070
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   Richard B. Hoskins, Director of Music,
     Organist & Carillonneur
   - and -
   Kimberly Schafer   (C)
   - and -
   James Fackenthal   (C)
*Past carillonists:
   1927-64 Dr.Harold B. Simonds   (d.)
   1964-83 Dr.Robert Lodine   (d.)
*Past assistant carillonists:
   1988-2007 Rebecca Hunter
   2008-10 Mark Austin
   2010-12 Justin Adair


   St.Chrysostom's Episcopal Church
   1424 North Dearborn Street
   Chicago, IL  60610-1506
   T: (312)944-1083   F: (312)944-1065


   Sundays before 11:00 service;
   in summer, after 10:00 service;
   before concerts of other music

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 43 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C G   /    C G   
   There is one missing bass semitone
   There is a non-identical practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1927
     with bells made by Gillett & Johnston
   Auxiliary mechanisms: nE24  
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1986

The church Website opens with two drawings of the building.  The very long second chapter of the church History includes many unusual details about "the first carillon to be installed west of the eastern seaboard."

Video and partial transcript

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by year of completion.

Other medium carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

Index to all traditional carillons in IL.

Index to all tower bell instruments in IL.

   This page was built from the database on 14-Oct-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/10/10
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/05/09

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