When the Sun Goes Down…. the Music Turns up in Whitemarsh!

  • Dates: 7/23/2019, 7/30/2019
  • Location: St. Thomas’ Church Whitemarsh
  • Address: 7020 Camp Hill Road, Fort Washington, PA 19034
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    February 15, 2019 – Celebrating over 40 years of free community recitals, the St. Thomas’ Carillon at St. Thomas’ Church Whitemarsh, Bethlehem Pike and Church Road (Rt. 73) in Fort Washington, (7020 Camp Hill Road, Ft. Washington, PA 19034) will again host another season of international summer concerts for the surrounding community.  All concerts start at 7:00PM Tuesday, July 2 –30, and are held rain or shine. Admission is free.   Please call 215-233-3970 or visit www.StThomasWhitemarsh.org for additional information and directions.  Free will offering will be extended.


    “What Summer Sounds Like!”



    July 2                           Winding Down Tuesday – relax and enjoy the beauty of the grove!

                         7:00p      Alex Johnson, New York, GCNA Class of 2018 Recitalist

                         8:00p      Tower Tours


    July 9                           Janet & Dwight Dundore Memorial Recital

                         7:00p      Liesbeth Janssens & daughter, Rosalie, Belgium

                         8:00p      Irish Thunder Bagpipe Band


    July 16                         Eat to the Beat – bring your picnic dinner!

                         7:00p      Gijsbert Kok, The Netherlands

                         8:00p      Michael Smith, Organ


    July 23                         The William (“Pastor Bill”) deHeyman Memorial Recital

                                        Family Fun Night!

                         7:00p      Lisa Lonie, Pennsylvania

                         8:00p      Ron Bellamy Handbell Soloist


    July 30                         The Orin Hamilton Memorial Recital  

                         7:00p      Jan Verheyen, Belgium

                         8:00p      Liberty Bells Sweet Adelines Chorale


    The CARILLON is a musical instrument of 23 or more bells that when sounded produce music.  Carillon bells are hung stationary with only the clapper moving against the lip of the bell.  It is manually played from a console with both fists and feet activating batons and pedals attached to the clappers through mechanical linkage.  There is no electronic assistance to ring the bells.  Remarkable variations in expression are possible and controlled entirely by the carillonneur.  With a live television feed between the bell  tower and the ground, listeners can view the carillonneur during the performance.


    The largest bell of the St. Thomas’ carillon weighs 3,300 pounds; the smallest only 24 pounds. Dedicated in 1974, the carillon of St. Thomas’ Church is memorialized to Catherine Colt Dickey.  The 48 bronze bells were cast in The Netherlands. 

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