ROANOKE - HC : USA - VA

*Location:

   Jessie Ball DuPont Chapel
   Hollins University
   (formerly Hollins College)
   East Campus Drive
   US Highway 11
   Roanoke, Virginia, USA
   LL: N 37.35464, W 79.94063
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*Carillonist:

   (none)
*Past carillonist:
   19??-?? James M. Leland

*Contact:

   Hollins University
   *parcel:
     7916 Williamson Road
     Roanoke, VA  24019-4421
   *postal:
     PO Box 9707
     Roanoke, VA  24020-1707
   T: (540)362-6000  -or-  (800)456-9595
   E: huadm@hollins.edu
   - or -
   E: chaplain@hollins.edu
   - or -
   Prof. Judith Cline, chair
   Music Department
   T: (540)362-6514
   E: jcline@hollins.edu

*Schedule:

   (none - disused)

*Remarks:

   The College became a University in
   1998.  Renovation of the carillon began
   in April 2009.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 47 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  3 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is a practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1959
     with bells made by Paccard     
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1967
*Links:

A photo including the chapel begins the online campus tour.  The carillon is only mentioned in one place, which can be found through the Search facility on the University home page.

The Chapel page has a tiny aerial photo of the building

Blog article about the renovation which began in April 2009.

Where 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 VA.

Index to all tower bell instruments in VA.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 24-Jul-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/07/20
   and on technical data last updated on 1976/12/31
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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