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2021 WCF/GCNA Congress

As previously announced, the WCF/GCNA Congress will be held online this year via Zoom.

We have planned a full schedule of concerts, presentations, and more for the month of June. While we will miss being together in person, this first ever virtual congress will offer:

  • Performances by 32+ carillonneurs, in 26+ carillon towers 
  • Premieres of many new compositions and arrangements for carillon 
  • Six new pieces for carillon commissioned by Trinity College for this congress, including new works by: Geert D'hollander, Ellen Dickinson, Liesbeth Janssens, Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra, Naoko Tsujita, and Brandee Younger 
  • Recordings of all these new pieces and other music, many of which will be available as an ongoing resource 
  • Presentations highlighting the work of the carillon community during the pandemic and beyond 
  • Resources for finding and performing diverse and inclusive music 
  • A fresh look at programming, based on the theme "Broadening our Repertoire: Carillon Music for Everyone" 
  • Opportunities to connect virtually throughout the month of June 
  • Flexibility in choosing which congress programs to view, and when to access them, in any time zone 
  • Accessibility to attend any or all congress events, with free registration


The tentative schedule is now available below. More details about each recital and presentation session will be available in the coming weeks. Most events will be recorded and available for viewing after the time indicated below until the end of June.

Thank you to Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, and to Ellen Dickinson, College Carillonneur, for hosting this virtual congress!

We look forward to seeing everyone on Zoom this June, and in person in Chicago (GCNA 2022), and in Utrecht (WCF 2023)!

Free Registration

All events are free, but you must register in order to receive the Zoom link. (If you have not used Zoom before, test your connection here.) The online registration form will be available soon. (The GCNA Business Meeting on June 13 is for GCNA voting members only. Information for that session will be provided directly to members by email.)

Schedule of Events (TENTATIVE)

Time at Trinity College
(Eastern Daylight Time) 
Event  Time in Brussels
(CEST)
Greenwich Mean
Time (UTC)
Tue Jun 1 - 3pm EDT

Welcome, opening recital, 
social time (90 mins)

1 Jun - 21:00 1 Jun - 19:00
Wed Jun 2 - noon EDT  Presentations (90 mins)  2 Jun - 18:00  2 Jun - 16:00 
Fri Jun 4 - 3pm EDT  Recital (90 mins)  4 Jun - 21:00 4 Jun - 19:00
Sat Jun 5 - 3pm EDT  WCF General Assembly (2 hrs) 
(member guild presentations/recitals)
5 Jun - 21:00 5 Jun - 19:00
Mon Jun 7 - 7pm EDT  Presentations (90 mins)  8 Jun - 01:00  7 Jun - 23:00 
Wed Jun 9 - 3pm EDT  Recital (90 mins)  9 Jun - 21:00 9 Jun - 19:00
Fri Jun 11 - noon EDT  Recital (90 mins)  11 Jun - 18:00  11 Jun - 16:00 
Sat Jun 12 - 3pm EDT  WCF General Assembly (2 hrs) 
(member guild presentations/recitals)
12 Jun - 21:00 12 Jun - 19:00
Sun Jun 13 - 6pm EDT  GCNA Business Meeting
(for GCNA members only) (2 hrs)
14 Jun - 00:00  13 Jun - 22:00 
Wed Jun 16 - 7pm EDT  Presentations (90 mins)  17 Jun - 01:00  16 Jun - 23:00 
Sat Jun 19 - 3pm EDT  WCF General Assembly (2 hrs) 
(member guild presentations/recitals)
19 Jun - 21:00 19 Jun - 19:00
Mon Jun 21 - 3pm EDT  Recital (90 mins)  21 Jun - 21:00 21 Jun - 19:00

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Tue Jun 22 - 7pm EDT

Presentations (90 mins)  [note new time]
23 Jun - 01:00 
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22 Jun - 23:00 
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Sun Jun 27 - 3pm EDT 
GCNA New Carillonneur Members
debut recital and introductions (1 hr) 
[note new time]
27 Jun - 21:00
[note new time]
27 Jun - 19:00
Mon Jun 28 - 3pm EDT  Recital (90 mins)  28 Jun - 21:00 28 Jun - 19:00
Wed Jun 30 - 3pm EDT  Closing recital, social time (90 mins)  30 Jun - 21:00 30 Jun - 19:00




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