CHARLOTTE - CPC : USA - NC

*Location:

   Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
   East Morehead Street at Dilworth Road
   Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
   LL: N 35.21177, W 80.84347
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*Carillonist:

   (church volunteers)

*Contact:

   Covenant Presbyterian Church
   1000 East Morehead Street
   Charlotte, NC  28204-2888
   T: (704)333-9071   F: (704)333-0386
   Attn: Stephen Talley, Music Director
   H: (704)362-5348

*Schedule:

   For church services

*Remarks:

   New keyboard installed with 48th bell
   in January 2002; also a touch-
   sensitive practice clavier.
   Tower also contains a motor-swung bell
   by P&F (G, 1962).

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 48 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  2 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C C 24
   There is one missing bass semitone
   There is an identical practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 2002
     with  1 bell by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1969, the instrument was enlarged to 47 bells
       by Petit & Fritsen
       (5 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1966, the instrument was begun with 42 bells
       made by Petit & Fritsen
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 21 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   27 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  32 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:    %
   Year of latest technical information source is 2004
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The church Website opens with a drawing of the building.  There is an illustrated page about the carillon, with a color photo of the tower, but the clickable photos don't work (Apr.2007).

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 Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen 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 concert class carillons by year of completion.

Other concert carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

Index to all traditional carillons in NC.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NC.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 20-Sep-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/09/09
   and on technical data last updated on 2004/09/27
*Photos:

(none available)

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