Carol-Along with the Carillon
December 4 @ 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm| Free
Gather under the Netherlands Centennial Carillon with your fellow singers, family and friends for a one-of-a-kind carolling party. The carillon will be played by Provincial Carillonneur Rosemary Laing and the Newcombe Choir will be gathered below to lead the carol singing. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served to make the season bright.
About Rosemary Laing, Provincial Carillonneur
Rosemary Laing was introduced to the carillon by Carillonneur Emeritus Herman Bergink, and later studied with Dr Andrea McCrady, Dominion Carillonneur at the Peace Tower in Ottawa. Laing was appointed Carillonneur of the Netherlands Centennial Carillon in 1993 after Bergink’s retirement.
About the Netherlands Centennial Carillon
The Netherlands Centennial Carillon, housed at the top of the tower on the corner of Belleville and Government streets in front of the Royal BC Museum, was a gift from British Columbia’s Dutch community to honour Canada’s 100th birthday in 1967.
Learn more about the event and watch Rosemary playing the carillon in this video.