QUEBEC - B : CANADA - QU

*Location:

   The St.Matthew's Bell Tower
   (was part of St.Matthew's Church)
   755 rue St-Jean, at rue Saint-Augustin
   Québec City, Québec, Canada
   LL: N 46.81090, W 71.21789
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*Ringers:

   Québec City Guild of Change-Ringers
   c/o Douglas H. Kitson
   PO Box 32027
   Québec City, QC  G1M 3N9
   H: (418)948-3358
   E: Quebec.Ringers@POBox.com

      Verify the current ringers' contact(s) at the NAGCR Website.

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Monthly practices, usually 1330-1530
   on second Saturday.

*Remarks:

   The tower was part of St.Matthew's
   Church prior to the 1980 closure and
   conversion, and thereafter was little
   used (and unringable) for many years;
   the body of the building now contains
   La Bibliothèque de Québec and an
   art gallery.

*Technical data:

   Ring of  8 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F# in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ROPE  /    NONE  
   There are no added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1885
     with bells made by Warner      
   Year of latest technical information source is 1991

*Links:

For the Quebec City Guild of Change Ringers, a Weblog (blog) has replaced the former Website.  Although the two photo albums are fascinating, there is no longer any information about either of the towers in this city or about how to contact the ringers.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Warner bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American rings by pitch/weight.
Ranking among all North American rings by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American rings by year of completion.

Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).

Index to all tower bell instruments in QU.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 13-Nov-08
   based on textual data last updated on 2008/10/10
   and on technical data last updated on 1991/06/13


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