• Home
  • 2021 Congress

2021 WCF/GCNA Congress

The 2021 Joint Congress of the World Carillon Federation and The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America is being held via Zoom this year, from June 1 to 30. Thank you to Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, and to Ellen Dickinson, College Carillonneur, for hosting this virtual congress!

All events are free but you must register in order to receive the Zoom links by email. Register once for access to all events. It is not too late to register. Click here to register now! 

Update: If you have registered but cannot find the email with the Zoom links, check your spam folder or contact president@gcna.org for help.


Schedule of Events & Congress Program

Details about each recital and presentation session can be found in the congress program (PDF) (revised). Note: some links inside the PDF are not working properly in some versions of the Safari web browser; try Chrome or Firefox instead.

Most events will be recorded and available for viewing after the time indicated below until at least the end of June. If you have registered but cannot find the email with the link to the archived recordings, check your spam folder or contact president@gcna.org for help.

Time at Trinity College
(Eastern Time)
(= time in New York)
Event  Time in Brussels
(CEST)
Universal Coordinated
Time (UTC)
Tue Jun 1 - 3pm EDT

Congress Welcome & Opening Recital; Social time (90 mins)

1 Jun - 21:00 1 Jun - 19:00
Wed Jun 2 - noon EDT 

Presentations (90 mins)
* The Great American Songbook by Carl van Eyndhoven
* Global Rings by Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra 

2 Jun - 18:00  2 Jun - 16:00 
Fri Jun 4 - 3pm EDT  Recital: "Songs & Dances" (90 mins)  4 Jun - 21:00 4 Jun - 19:00
Sat Jun 5 - 3pm EDT  [use the second Zoom link for this session] 
WCF General Assembly (2 hrs) 
Presentations/recitals from
* Guild of Carillonneurs in North America
* Deutsche Glockenspielvereinigung 
* Guilde de Carillonneurs de France
* Carillon Society of Australia
5 Jun - 21:00 5 Jun - 19:00

[note new time] 
Mon Jun 7 - 3pm EDT

[note new time] 
Presentations (90 mins)
* Teaching Insights: An Archi-Musical Collaboration
by Tiffany Ng and Jacob Comerci
* Chag Sameach by Mathieu Daniel Polak 
[note new time]
7 Jun - 21:00
[note new time]
7 Jun - 19:00
Wed Jun 9 - 3pm EDT  Recital: "Sacred Spaces" (90 mins)  9 Jun - 21:00 9 Jun - 19:00
Fri Jun 11 - noon EDT  Recital: "Stars & Planets" (90 mins)  11 Jun - 18:00  11 Jun - 16:00 
Sat Jun 12 - 3pm EDT  [use the second Zoom link for this session] 
WCF General Assembly (2 hrs) 
Presentations/recitals from
* Nordisk Selskap for Campanologi og Klokkespil
* Polskie Stowarzyszenie Carillonowe
* Confraria de Campaners i Carillonistas de Catalunya
* Vlaamse Beiaard Vereniging
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 

[note new time] 
Wed Jun 16 - 3pm EDT

[note new time] 
Presentations (90 mins)
* Carillon 2.0 by Jan Verheyen
* A New Carillon Book by Ellen Dickinson
* Twitter Analysis by Luc Rombouts
[note new time]
16 Jun - 21:00
[note new time]
16 Jun - 19:00
Sat Jun 19 - 3pm EDT  [use the second Zoom link for this session] 
WCF General Assembly (2 hrs) 
Presentations/recitals from

* Russian Carillon Foundation
* Association Campanaire Wallonne
* British Carillon Society
* Koninklijke Nederlandse Klokkenspel Vereniging

19 Jun - 21:00 19 Jun - 19:00
Mon Jun 21 - 3pm EDT  Recital: "Land, Sea & Sky" (90 mins)  21 Jun - 21:00 21 Jun - 19:00

[note new time] 
Tue Jun 22 - 7pm EDT

[note new time] 
Presentations (90 mins) 
* Bell Culture, Placemaking & Wellbeing
by Grace Chan and Anna Wong
* Programming for Everyone: Special Days and Everyday,
a panel discussion facilitated by Lynnli Wang
[note new time]
23 Jun - 01:00 
[note new time]
22 Jun - 23:00 
[note new time]
Sun Jun 27 - 3pm EDT 
[note new time] 
GCNA New Carillonneur Members 2021:
Debut Recital & Introductions
(1 hr) 
[note new time]
27 Jun - 21:00
[note new time]
27 Jun - 19:00
Mon Jun 28 - 3pm EDT  Recital: "The Voice of the Carillon" (90 mins)  28 Jun - 21:00 28 Jun - 19:00
Wed Jun 30 - 3pm EDT  Closing Recital & Invitations 2022 and 2023; Social time (90 mins)  30 Jun - 21:00 30 Jun - 19:00


Congress Announcement

As previously announced, the 2021 Joint Congress of the World Carillon Federation and The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America is being held online this year via Zoom.

Our host (Ellen Dickinson, College Carillonneur, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut) has 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 60+ carillonneurs, in 55+ 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

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)!



Contact us: info@gcna.org

Copyright © . All rights reserved.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software