HELENA : USA - MT

*Location:

   North tower
   St.Helena's RC Cathedral
   Warren Street at East Lawrence Street
   Helena, Montana, USA
   LL: N 46.59033, W 112.03381
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*Player:

   (none - auto only)

*Contact:

   St. Helena's Parish Offices
   530 North Ewing Street
   Helena, MT  59601-4001
   T: (406)442-5825   F: (406)449-5113
   E: koneill@sthelenas.org
   - or -
   Michael Vreeburg,
     Pastoral Associate for Liturgy
   E: vreeburg@sthelenas.org

*Schedule:

   Angelus at 1200 & 1800; Mass call Sun;
   hymns throughout the day (auto).

*Remarks:

   Added semitones - all except lowest
   two and highest one.  Four largest
   bells originally swung; now only the
   bourdon does.
   Electrified in 1957; renovated 2003.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic chime of 15 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     C F   /    NONE  
   There are four added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1914
     with bells made by McShane     
   Year of latest technical information source is 2012

*Links:

The Website of the Catholic Diocese of Helena includes a tiny photo of the building on the home page

A photo of the twin towers of the cathedral.

A tour page about the city includes a building photo from a different perspective.

An artist's drawing of the whole building

Building description from Emporis Buildings (no photos as of Aug.'07)
(Also see our Emporis Advice.)

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the McShane bellfoundry.

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

Index to all tower bell instruments in MT.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 18-Feb-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/02/18
   and on technical data last updated on 2012/02/18


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