Ukrainian folk songs, songs of prayer, and songs of peace will ring through the air this weekend as the #nationalcarillon in the national capital, Canberra joins towers around the world in sending out a message of peace.
Organised by the World Carillon Federation, and fully supported by the delegate of the Russian Carillon Guild, this global initiative is not a political message, but a call for peace that unites the world.
All carillonists from all over the world have been asked to contribute to this symbolic action, curating their programme with the devastating war in Ukraine in mind.
The music that carillonists make from the tower with bronze bells connected to a carillon keyboard, reverberates over an entire city center, a university campus, or a park.
The carillon is a unique musical instrument that has been known in 30 countries since its creation 500 years ago in Europe (in the Low Countries). Today there are a total of 680 carillons worldwide.
Canberrans are invited to attend these free concerts on Aspen Island this Saturday 5 March at 11:11am & Sunday 6 March at 1pm.
Acknowledgement of Country
Our work is on the land of the Ngunnawal People, Ngunnawal Country. We pay our respects to their Elders – past, present and emerging.