DU Prepares for 18th Annual Holiday Carillon Recital
For nearly two decades, the University of Denver's gift to the community has been the annual Holiday Carillon Recital. On Sunday, Dec. 11, the gift that keeps on giving returns. The 18th annual recital will take place starting at 3 p.m. The free performance can be enjoyed on the lawn on the west and south sides of the Ritchie Center.
University Carillonneur Carol Jickling Lens will delight the crowd with the traditional playing of "Carol of the Bells" and "Silent Night." Added to this year's program are "Sleigh Ride" and "The Twelve Days of Christmas." Lens was appointed as DU's carillonneur in January 2010. She is a member of of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (CGNA) and has performed across the country.
The Carl Williams Carillon, dedicated in Oct 1999, contains 65 bronze bells, which qualifies it as a grand carillon. The largest of these bells weighs six-tons and the total weight of the carillon is 64,900 pounds. The Williams Carillon was the 160th in North America and the second in Colorado.
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