TORONTO - MUC : CANADA - ON

   Massey/Drury Memorial Carillon

*Location:

   Metropolitan United Church
   Queen Street East at Church Street
   Toronto, Ontario, Canada
   LL: N 43.65366, W 79.37660
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*Carillonist:

   Roy Lee   (C)
   207-500 St.Clair Avenue West
   Toronto, ON  M6C 1A8
   H: (416)877-8925
   E: Roy.Lee@utoronto.ca
      roy.lee@aya.yale.edu
*Past carillonists:
   1922 ded. Joseph H. Withers   (d.)
   1922-26 F.Percival Price (1901-1985)
   1926-28 John Skillicorn       (d.)
   1928-30 J.Leland Richardson (1906-1969)
   1930-32 Edmund Milroy      (d.)
   1932-36 Sidney Giles       (d.)
   1936-41 Edmund Milroy      (d.)
   1941-62 Stanley F. James   (d.)
   1962-97 James B. Slater   (C)
   1997-2016 Gerald Martindale   (A)

*Contact:

   Metropolitan United Church
   56 Queen Street East
   Toronto, ON  M5C 2Z3
   T: (416)363-0331
   E: metunited@metunited.org
   - or -
   Patricia Wright, Minister of Music
   E: patricia@metunited.org

*Schedule:

   Sunday 1030-1100;
   4 guest recitals in Aug-Sep

*Remarks:

   Original instrument was the first
   modern carillon in North America.
   Keyboard renovated 1991, with new
   cabin.  Practice console by Petit &
   Fritsen (1960) acquired in 1990s from
   Kirk-in-the-Hills, Bloomfield Hills,
   Michigan.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 54 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the bass octave
   Transposition is down 3 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C G   /    C C 23
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is a non-identical practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 1971
     with 19 bells made by Paccard     
   Prior history:
     In 1960, the instrument was enlarged to 35 bells
       by Petit & Fritsen
       (12 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1922, the instrument was begun with 23 bells
       by Gillett & Johnston
       (23 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2003
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The church Website has a sketch of the building on the home page, and a description of the carillon at the bottom of the Music page.  A tower photo appears on the About page, which includes another description of the carillon.

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 Gillett & Johnston bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the second 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 Paccard 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 ON.

Index to all tower bell instruments in ON.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 18-Jul-16
   based on textual data last updated on 2016/07/03
   and on technical data last updated on 2003/12/27
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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