SAINT CATHARINES : CANADA - ON

*Location:

   St.George's Anglican Church
     (The Garrison Church of The Lincoln
      & Welland Regiment)
   Church Street at Academy Street
   Saint Catharines, Ontario, Canada
   LL: N 43.16131, W 79.24617
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*Player:

   Parish volunteers
*Past chimers:
   1867 De.2 Ded. by Prof.James Mellon,
     of Baltimore, MD
   1920-79 Richard Mackenzie

*Contact:

   St.George's Church
   83 Church Street
   St.Catharines, ON  L2R 3C7
   T: (905)682-9232   F: (905)682-9233
   E: stgeorgechurch@bellnet.ca
   - or -
   Dorothy Dundas
   E: dwdundas@gmail.com

*Schedule:

   Tuesday & Friday 1130-50;
   Sunday before 10am service;
   special occasions.
   Auto-play 1pm & 5pm daily.

*Remarks:

   Single bell of 1847 recast as part of
   original chime, ded. 1 Nov 1887;
   3 trebles recast in first expansion,
   which added #4A & 11-16 (but not #10),
   and replaced chimestand with electric
   action; 2nd expansion added #10,17-21.
   Relationship of these numbers to notes
   remains undiscovered.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard carillon of 23 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     G G   /    NONE  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 2000
     with bells made by Paccard     
   Prior history:
     In 1963, the instrument was enlarged to 22 bells
       by Paccard     
     In 1961, the instrument was enlarged to 16 bells
       by Paccard     
     In 1887, the instrument was begun with  9 bells
       by McShane     
       (6 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2012
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

A Diocesan Webpage (which can also be addressed as the church Website) includes a photo of the building.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the McShane bellfoundry.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by pitch (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 ON.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  6-Mar-14
   based on textual data last updated on 2014/03/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2012/01/20
*Photos:

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