Simsbury UMC
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.
About the Carillon
Ellen Dickinson compiled and edited a booklet entitled "The Foreman Carillon" in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the carillon in 2006, and it provides excellent documentation of the installation of our carillon in 1986. Copies of the booklet are available in the church sanctuary and in the church office. The source of the photos and information is from Carillon Committee Chair, Carl Coppersmith. Carl assembled the documentation during the contract and installation phase of the Foreman Carillon here at SUMC.


Learn to Play the Carillon

Carilloneur David Maker will begin holding regular carillon sessions to those interested in learning and will also teach a technique called "Change Ringing" where small groups play musical patterns on the bells. It’s easy to learn, fun to do, and doesn't require music reading or keyboard experience. In group sessions, everyone gets to encourage each other while building a community of support for the instrument, therefore, sessions are intended for adults as well as kids!

Weekly sessions are underway and meet every Thursday at 6:50 pm. Please click here for session details and a bio for David.

Contact David at with questions or for more information.

Visitors who came by for David Maker's "Open Tower" night!