Welcome to the website of the Yale University Guild of Carillonneurs. We are the student organization responsible for ringing the 54-bell Yale Memorial Carillon in Harkness Tower.
We are now on our regular schedule. The bells ring 12:30-1:00 p.m. and 5:00-6:00 p.m. every day. Occasionally the bells also ring for 10 minutes on Sundays at 2:15 p.m. for tower tours.
The Guild with carillonneurs Koen Cosaert, Eddy Mariën, Dina Verheyden, and Erik Vandevoort at Sint-Rombouts in Mechelen, March 2013
Congratulations to our 2012 Heel Class!! We are excited to welcome our six new members:
Andy Zhang (BR '15), Alicia Ding (PC '16), Paige Breen (SY '16),
Gwen Antell (PC '16), Lyndon Ji (SM '16), William Heffner (SY '16)
A big thank you to everyone who participated in Heel 2012, and to everyone who auditioned this year. We were very impressed by the hard work you all put into learning to play this new instrument. Good luck on all your future endeavors!
If you would like to receive e-mail updates about our events and concerts, please sign up for our mailing list here.
The Guild with Boudewjin Zwart, on tour in Dordrecht, the Netherlands, March 2011
When do the bells ring?
Throughout the academic year, the Guild rings the bells of Harkness Tower at 12:30-1:00 p.m. and 5:00-6:00 p.m. We offer tours of the tower on Sunday at 2:00 PM. The Guild does not play during the Yale College final exam periods, or during breaks.
Over the summer, the bells ring from 12:30-1:00 PM and 7:00-8:00 PM every day. In addition, every summer the Guild organizes a Summer Concert Series, for which we invite carillonneurs from around the world and the United States to come to Yale to perform. The concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. on eight consecutive Fridays from mid-June to mid-August. More information will be posted about our 2013 summer series in the spring.
The Guild performs a special ring schedule for Commencement in May and for alumni reunions in June every year. The Guild also receives special requests that may result in changes in our schedule. Exceptions to our usual schedule are posted below.
- Rings will be less frequent during Winter Recess, but will still be played during the normal ring times.
Friends, Supporters and Alumni of the Guild
The Guild is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization run by full-time students at Yale University. Your tax-deductible donation can help fund our group's projects, including domestic and international tours, summer concerts by visiting carillonneurs, and improvements to our facilities.
To contribute, please make checks payable to "Guild of Carillonneurs" and send them to the mailing address to the left, or donate online through the Yale University Office of Development, specifying "Other" and "Anna Harkness Fund" in Step 1.
If you are an alumnus, we'd love to hear from you! Join the Guild Alumni mailing list to keep in touch!