ATHENS, W.Va. – A carillon concert will be held at Concord College Monday, December 11th at 5:00 p.m.. The guest carilloneur will be David W. Breneman who performs for the Luray Singing Tower in Virginia. This is Breneman’s third concert at the College. He will perform Christmas carols, hymns and other seasonal tunes at the one-hour recital.
The concert is free to the public. Apple cider and other hot beverages will be available for guests to enjoy on the deck of the Alexander Fine Arts Center. For more information, please call 1-304-384-5317.
Concord College Notes: The Marsh Memorial Carillon at Concord College is the only true carillon in West Virginia. It has 48 bells and a four-octave musical range. The largest bell (called “the bourdon”) weighs 4,310 pounds. It is a world-class instrument and classified as a “concert” carillon. A true carillon has no electrical amplification and consists of at least 23 tuned, cast bronze bells. In addition to being played manually, Concord’s bells can be played automatically using a computer. President Emeritus Joseph F. Marsh, Jr., donated the carillon to the College. A permanent fund, “Friends of the Carillon,” exists to maintain the carillon and finance recitals.