Carillon workshop

Wednesday 25 Oct 2023, 11:30 - 13:00
Spoken Language

Under the bell tower on Campus Woudestein

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Want to know more about the bells you hear on campus every Wednesday?
Then join the Workshop Erasmus Carillon!

Every Wednesday from 12.30 to 13.00 the carillon of the Erasmus University is played. You've probably heard the music on the bells and looked up where the carillonneur in the glass cabin on the bridge makes the bells sound. Have you become curious and would you like to try that? Then you are welcome at the workshop 'Erasmus Carillon.' Look at this video to get an idea of how much fun it is:

sg carillon lessons youtube

The workshop is intended for students and staff of the University. Being able to read notes or play an instrument is not necessary to participate in the workshop.

Wednesday 25 October, 10.30 – 13.00 hrs. The workshop is a one-time event, but for the enthusiastic participant, it is possible to further become proficient in carillon playing by participating in a course.

The workshop will take place at the practice keyboard in the room under the bridge between the H and the A (Erasmus) Building on Campus Woudestein. For the last half hour, carillonneur and participants play the bells above the bridge.

The workshop will be given by Mathieu Polak, carillonneur of Erasmus University Rotterdam. He teaches elementary and advanced carillon students. In addition to the EUR, he teaches at Beiaard Centrum Nederland in Amersfoort and gives an annual summer course carillon in Hannover (Germany).

To sign up
The workshop is free for students and staff of the University. Six participants is the maximum. If there more participants, an extra workshop is considered. Registration is done by signing up with the teacher in advance:  Calling / App is also possible: (06) 22157746.

More information

Date: Wednesday 25 October
Time: 11.30-13.00
Location: under the bell tower on Campus Woudestein

Free for students and employees

Sign up by sending an email to Mathieu Polak

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Every Wednesday around noon you can hear the carillon playing on the Woudestein campus. Carillonneur Mathieu Polak is performing during this time.
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