KALAMAZOO - CCK : USA - MI

*Location:

   (removed to storage elsewhere)
*Former Location (1969-2007):
   Cathedral of Christ the King
     (Episcopal)
   Vincent Drive, west of Oakland Road
     (at I-94)
   Kalamazoo/Portage, Michigan, USA
   LL: N 42.23980, W 85.62118
Site locator map (Kalamazoo)  or  [ MapQuest map ]  or  Bing Maps
Bing's birdseye view shows that the cathedral building has been kept by the new owners, though a much larger building is being constructed beside it.  The empty belfry is visible as the largest protrusion on the right wall.
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*Player:

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*Contact:

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*Schedule:

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*Remarks:

   Bell frame was designed for future
   addition of manual action (never done).
   Sep.2007: Bells removed to storage
   before the building was deconsecrated,
   then sold to the non-denominational
   Kalamazoo Valley Family Church.
   Apr.2008: Bells sold thru Chime Master
   Systems; awaiting news of new home.

*Technical data:

   Carillon-sized instrument (without any workable playing mechanism) of 47 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1969
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Year of latest technical information source is 1991

*Links:

Since the sale of these bells, the former Website of the Cathedral and Parish Church has been replaced by one for just the parish church.  However, several archived versions of the former Website can be found at Archive.org (look for www.cathedralparish.org).  There were two small photos of the unusual building on the home page.  There was an Architecture page which described the building, mentioned the tower, and led to a page of exterior photos, including a belfry photo.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

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

Index to all tower bell instruments in MI.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 26-Dec-11
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/03/28
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/07/17


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