NIAGARA FALLS - CC : CANADA - ON

*Location:

   Christ Church (Anglican)
   River Road at Zimmerman Avenue
   Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
   LL: N 43.10479, W 79.06174
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*Contact:

   Christ Church
   4750 Zimmerman Avenue
   Niagara Falls, ON  L2E 3M9
   T: (905)358-9712   F: (905)354-2650
   E: christnf@bellnet.ca
   E: (via Diocesan Website)

*Schedule:

   Sundays after service

*Remarks:

   Added semitone is flat 7th.
   Original south tower demolished in 1935;
   bells rehung in new SW tower.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     E F#  /    ----  
   There is one added semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1912
     with bells made by McShane     
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992

*Links:

The church Website has a photo of the building.  The History page gives the names of the bells and describes the relocation of the tower.  Another section of the very long page repeats the names with their weights and other inscriptions

A city tour page pictures and describes the building (stop 7 on the tour map).

News article on restoration of the 10-bell chime at Christ Church, Niagara Falls; with video

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 ON.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 16-Apr-09
   based on textual data last updated on 2009/04/13
   and on technical data last updated on 2005/02/12


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