GUELPH : CANADA - ON

   Cutten Memorial Carillon

*Location:

   St.George's Anglican Church
   Woolwich Street at Douglas Street
   Guelph, Ontario, Canada
   LL: N 43.54766, W 80.24845
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*Carillonist:

   Donald Hamilton
   25 Halesmanor Court
   Guelph, ON  N1G 4E2
   H: (519)836-5223   C: (519)831-5671
   E: dhamilton@rogers.com
   - and -
   Robert Jewell
*Past carillonists:
   1926-33 Robert Donnell   (d.)
   1932-92 Arnold Somerville  (d.1992)
   1965-69 Michael Blythe
   1982-87 Earl Hunt
   1988-2003 Cathy Hamilton Smith
   1996-2011 Duncan Hamilton

*Contact:

   St.George's Church
   99 Woolwich Street
   Guelph, ON  N1H 3V1
   T: (519)822-1366   F: (519)822-7906
   E: office@saintgeorge.ca

*Schedule:

   Sundays 10:30, except 10:00 in summer
   and in Advent season; also for
   weddings, funerals, etc.
   Westminster quarters 0700-2300.

*Remarks:

   Tower contains a separate tolling bell
   (formerly swung) by Meneely/W.Troy,
   1872, D, nearly 4000 lbs.
   Visitors welcome.
   May-Oct 2006: bells out of tower for
   major renovation and enlargement by
   Meeks, Watson & Co.; added one bass (to
   G&J light profile) and an octave of
   trebles, all on new frame; G&J practice
   keyboard sold to  OOLTEWAH, TN.
   New practice keyboard in playing room;
   both have dummy bass C# key.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 36 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  6 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C G   
   There is one missing bass semitone
   There is a practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 2006
     with bells made by Meeks,Watson
   Prior history:
     In 1926, the instrument was begun with 23 bells
       by Gillett & Johnston
   Auxiliary mechanisms: nI    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2006
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The church Website has a photo of the tower as background to the main page; there is also a tiny drawing of the whole building.  The text mentions the carillon.  The Music page (under Growing in Faith) has a paragraph about the carillon.

A news article about the carillon includes a photo of the keyboard.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meeks & Watson 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 ON.

Index to all tower bell instruments in ON.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 24-Oct-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/10/21
   and on technical data last updated on 2007/11/01
*Photos:

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