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Carillon of Tartu Town Hall

Information about the City Council and the City Government
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.

JUNE 2024

Every day program

  •   9 am:  Olav Ehala "Tartu kellad" / "Bells of Tartu"
  • 12 pm:  Georg Riedel "Idas Sommarvisa"
  • 3 pm:  Martini il Tedesco "Plaisir d´ Amour"
  • 6 pm: Toomas Voll "Värvilised unistused" / "Colorful Dreams"
  • 9 pm:  Merle Kollom`s fantasy about the Estonian lullaby "Viire takka" / "From Behind the Horizon"

    Special program

    1 June - International Day for Protection of Children
     
  •   9 am:  Olav Ehala "Tartu kellad" / "Bells of Tartu"
  • 12 pm:  Medley of Children`s Songs: August Kiiss "Mu koduke" / "My Home", Estonian Folk Game "Kes aias" / "Who in the Garden"
  • 3 pm:  Medley of Children`s Songs: August Kiiss "Mu koduke" / "My Home", Estonian Folk Game "Kes aias" / "Who in the Garden"
  • 6 pm: Medley of Children`s Songs: August Kiiss "Mu koduke" / "My Home", Estonian Folk Game "Kes aias" / "Who in the Garden"
  • 9 pm:  Medley of Children`s Songs: August Kiiss "Mu koduke" / "My Home", Estonian Folk Game "Kes aias" / "Who in the Garden"

4 June - 140th Anniversary of the Estonian Flag

  •    9 am: Enn Võrk "Eesti lipp" / "Estonian Flag Song"
  •  12 pm:  Enn Võrk "Eesti lipp" / "Estonian Flag Song"
  •  3 pm:  Enn Võrk "Eesti lipp" / "Estonian Flag Song"
  •  6 pm: Enn Võrk "Eesti lipp" / "Estonian Flag Song"
  •  9 pm: Enn Võrk "Eesti lipp" / "Estonian Flag Song"
     

14 June - Remembrance Day for Deportation Victims

  •    9 am: Juhan Aavik "Hoia, Jumal, Eestit" / "God, Protect Estonia"   
  •  12 pm: René Eespere "Ärkamise aeg" / "The Era of Awakening"
  •   3 pm:  Miina Härma "Ei saa mitte vaiki olla" / "I Cant Be Silent"
  •   6 pm: René Eespere "Ärkamise aeg" / "The Era of Awakening"
  •   9 pm: Gustav Ernesaks " Mu isamaa on minu arm" / "My Fatherland is My Love"

19 June - Day of Estonian National Anthem

  •   9 am: Olav Ehala "Tartu kellad" / "Bells of Tartu"
  •  12 pm: Fredrik Pacius  National Anthem on Estonia "My Fatherland My Joy and Happiness"
  •   3 pm:  Rudolf Tobias "Eks teie tea" / "Right You Know"
  •   6 pm: Rudolf Tobias "Eks teie tea" / "Right You Know"
  •   9 pm: Fredrik Pacius  National Anthem on Estonia "My Fatherland My Joy and Happiness"

22 June - Tartu Song Festival

  •   9 am: Olav Ehala "Tartu kellad" / "Bells of Tartu"
  •  12 pm: Juhan Aavik "Hoia, Jumal, Eestit" / "God, Protect Estonia" 
  •   3 pm:  Miina Härma "Ei saa mitte vaiki olla" / "I Cant Be Silent"
  •   6 pm: Rudolf Tobias "Eks teie tea" / "Right You Know"
  •   9 pm: Merle Kollom`s fantasy about the Estonian lullaby "Viire takka" / "From Behind the Horizon"

23 June - Midsummer's Eve

  •   9 am: Juhan Aavik "Hoia, Jumal, Eestit" / "God, Protect Estonia"
  •  12 pm: Peep Sarapik "Ta lendab mesipuu poole" / " Flying Towards the Hive”
  •  3 pm: German Folk Song "My Fatherland Dear"
  •  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"

24 June - Midsummer's Day

  •   9 am: Olav Ehala "Tartu kellad" / "Bells of Tartu"
  •  12 pm: Karl August Hermann " Kungla rahvas" / "Kungla`s People"
  •   3 pm:  Karl August Hermann " Kungla rahvas" / "Kungla`s People"
  •   6 pm: Karl August Hermann " Kungla rahvas" / "Kungla`s People"
  •   9 pm: Karl August Hermann " Kungla rahvas" / "Kungla`s People"

29 June - Tartu City Day

  •    9 am: Raimond Valgre "Tartu marss" / "March of Tartu"
  •  12 pm: Andres Kõpper, Cliffor Goilo "Young blood city"
  •  3 pm:  Andres Kõpper, Cliffor Goilo "Young blood city"
  •  6 pm: Andres Kõpper, Cliffor Goilo "Young blood city"
  •  9 pm: Raimond Valgre "Tartu marss" / "March of Tartu"

 

Last changed 14.06.2024