This has been an active first year since becoming the Southern California representatives for Schulmerich carillons. Here’s a quick review of several locations with beautiful new carillons….and one coming next year.
San Fernando Rey de Espana Mission (est. 1797)–visitors to the expansive grounds of this California mission in the Northeast corner of the San Fernando Valley will enjoy the Westminster clock chimes on the quarter hour, followed by the Angelus at 6 pm. The current church is an exact replica of the 1806 church destroyed in the 1971 earthquake. The original mission bells survived the earthquake and are now installed at the Cathedral of our Lady of the Angeles in Los Angeles. The mission features a museum and a beautiful memorial garden where Bob & Dolores Hope and several family members are buried.
Bethany Lutheran Church, Long Beach–the large campus includes a school where students hear Westminster chimes on the hour.
St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Los Angeles–the neighborhood surrounding St. Sophia’s has heard a Schulmerich carillon since the cathedral was built in 1952. The new Schulmerich g5 digital carillon continues the tradition with state-of-the-art technology and the sound of cast bronze bells emanating from the cathedral’s twin towers. The carillon is played from new Rodgers Infinity three-manual organ during Sunday services, enabled by a MIDI interface with the organ console.
Coming in 2017—Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Dana Point–the new sanctuary currently in construction is a beautiful modern design by Domus Studio of San Diego. A new elevator tower (photo) is designed to look like a bell tower and will house the Schulmerich carillon.
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