62-Bell Carillon

How is The Longwood Carillon played?

The 5-octave carillon can be played by hand or automatically by a new touch-sensitive computer system. The bells are stationary and have 2 strikers each, one inside each bell connected by wires and levers to the manual keyboard that a carillonneur strikes with the hands, the other an external striker powered by an electromagnet and connected to the computerized recording/playback system.

Carillonneur Lisa Lonie kicked off our summer 2021 live carillon series with her May 23 performance from the Chimes Tower.

Experience the Longwood Carillon