Date & Price
Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Free with Gardens Admission
Doug Gefvert is the carillonneur of the Washington Memorial National Carillon.
More about Doug Gefvert
Gefvert began his musical career at an early age by singing in his hometown church choir and taking organ lessons from local church organists. He continued his study of organ and church music, earning a bachelor of music degree in organ from Westminster College and a master’s degree in music history from Temple University.
While at Westminster College, Gefvert was introduced to the carillon, studying first with Robert Perkins at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Sharon, Pennsylvania, and later with Frank Péchin Law at Washington Memorial National Carillon. He is a Carillonneur Member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America.
Before assuming the position of chapel carillonneur of Washington Memorial National Carillon in 1999, Gefvert was bellmaster at historic Old Christ Church in Philadelphia for 21 years. He has written and arranged numerous pieces for carillon and has recorded several carillon CDs.
Gefvert works for the Verdin Bell Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, selling tower clocks, bells, and bell preservation services in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland.