Carillon Lesson

One-time workshop
Wednesday 27 Oct 2021, 10:30 - 13:00
Spoken Language

Under the bell tower on campus Woudestein

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Chris Gorzeman

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.' Watch the video below to get an idea of how much fun it is.

Sneak Peek of the Tinbergen Variations


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 27 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).

How to sign up

The workshop is free for students and staff of the University. Six participants is the maximum. If there are too many 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: 27 October
Time: 10.30-13.00
Location: under the bell tower on campus Woudestein
Ticket information: free for students and employees

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