Friday, April 15, 2022

Carillon Recital May 1

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On Sunday, May 1, at 5:00 p.m., the Very Rev. John J. H. Hammond, CGNA, will offer a recital on Duke Chapel’s carillon. The instrument, as well as the carillon recital series, are named in honor of Hammond’s late father J. Samuel Hammond. The Chapel's fifty-bell carillon is among the oldest and largest such instruments in the American South.

The program for the recital includes pieces by composers Ronald M. Barnes, Matthias van den Gheyn, Albert Gerken, and Roy Hamlin Johnson. It will conclude with the Duke Alma Mater. View/Download the program for the recital.

Fr. Hammond is vicar general and judicial vicar of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nashville, and pastor of St. Patrick Church in downtown Nashville. Prior to entering ordained ministry, he was a church musician, serving as assistant organist/choirmaster and acting organist/choirmaster at the (Episcopal) Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, Texas. In 2001, he was awarded full carillonneur membership in the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, one of the youngest performers ever to achieve that distinction. He has presented numerous carillon recitals throughout the United States and abroad, and has published several original compositions for the instrument. 

People attending the outdoor recital are invited to bring chairs or blankets for sitting on the quad in front of the Chapel.

Paid parking is available on a first-come-first-served basis in the Bryan Center Parking Garage at 125 Science Drive at a cost of $2 per hour. ADA parking is available in the parking lot immediately in front of the garage.

The recital will be livestreamed on the Duke Chapel Facebook page.