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Carillon of Tartu Town Hall

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Raekoda, 51003 Tartu
Phone 1789

The Carillon of Tartu Town Hall

Since Christmas 2001, both locals and visitors have been enjoying the chimes of  the Town Hall, which until October 2016, were performed on 18 bells manufactured in the Karlsruhe Bell Factory. To mark the 15th anniversary of the carillon, 16 new bells were cast by one of the world’s most reputable bell-makers – the Royal Eijsbouts Belfry in the Netherlands – to complement the 18 existing bells. The smallest of the bells weighs 8 kg, the largest 96 kg.

To achieve the best harmony of the bells, the 18 old bells were returned to the Karlsuhe Bell Factory for restoration.  

The new carillon of Tartu Town Hall was opened with a show of beautiful music, fire and dance on the 28th October 2016.

With 34 bells, the carillon in Tartu is now internationally recognised as the biggest in Estonia. The new carillon makes it possible to offer more exciting musical experiences. The chimes have become one of the favourite attractions of tourists from around the world, and enhanced bell-ringing options are sure to bring more townspeople to the Town Hall Square to enjoy these beautiful sounds.

The production, delivery and installation of the 16 new bells cost €55,000  and tuning the 18 old bells required an additional €15,000. Private persons and companies donated €39,718 for the carillon during a fund-raising campaign.

Tartu is grateful to everyone who contributed to the beautiful bells of the city!

For further information, please contact: Carillon Project Manager, Merle Kollom, telephone: +372 521 6996.

 

February  2023

 

  •    9 am: Ülo Vinter "Laul Põhjamaast" / "Nordic Land"
  • 12 pm: Harold Arlen "Vikerkaar" / "The Rainbow"
  • 3 pm: Arne Oit "Mis värvi on armastus?" / "What Colour Is Love?"
  • 6 pm: Harold Arlen "Vikerkaar" / "The Rainbow"
  • 9 pm: Ülo Vinter "Laul Põhjamaast" / "Nordic Land"

    Special program

    February 2 - 103rd anniversary of the Tartu Peace Treaty
     
  •    9 am: Enn Võrk "Eesti lipp" / "Flag of Estonia"
  • 12 pm: Miina Härma "Ei saa mitte vaiki olla" / "I can´t be silent"
  • 3 pm: Enn Võrk "Eesti lipp" / "Flag of Estonia"
  • 6 pm: Miina Härma "Ei saa mitte vaiki olla" / "I can´t be silent"
  • 9 pm: Ülo Vinter "Laul Põhjamaast" / "Nordic Land"

    February 14 - Valentine`s Day
     
  •    9 am: Ülo Vinter "Laul Põhjamaast" / "Nordic Land"
  • 12 pm: Arne Oit "Mis värvi on armastus?" / "What Colour Is Love?"
  • 3 pm: G. Weiss, H. Peretti, L. Creatore "Can't help falling in love"
  • 6 pm: Arne Oit "Mis värvi on armastus?" / "What Colour Is Love?"
  • 9 pm: G. Weiss, H. Peretti, L. Creatore "Can't help falling in love"

    February 20-26 - week of the 105th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia
     
  •    9 am: German folk song "My Beloved Fatherland"
  • 12 pm: Peep Sarapik "Ta lendab mesipuu poole" / "Flying Towards the Hive"
  • 3 pm:  René Eespere "Ärkamise aeg" / "The Era of Awakening"
  • 6 pm: Karl August Hermann/Alo Mattiisen "Eestlane olen ja eestlaseks jään" / "I Am Estonian and I Will Remain Estonian"
  • 9 pm: Juhan Aavik "Hoia, Jumal, Eestit" / "God, Protect Estonia"

    February 24 - 105th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia
     
  •    9 am: Fredrik Pacius  National Anthem on Estonia "My Fatherland My Joy and Happiness"
  • 12 pm: Karl August Hermann/Alo Mattiisen "Eestlane olen ja eestlaseks jään" / "I Am Estonian and I Will Remain Estonian"
  • 3 pm:  Karl August Hermann/Alo Mattiisen "Eestlane olen ja eestlaseks jään" / "I Am Estonian and I Will Remain Estonian"
  • 6 pm: Karl August Hermann/Alo Mattiisen "Eestlane olen ja eestlaseks jään" / "I Am Estonian and I Will Remain Estonian"
  • 9 pm: Gustav Ernesaks " Mu isamaa on minu arm" / "My Fatherland is My Love"

Last changed 01.02.2023