Dominion Carillonneur Ready to Play One Last Chime

Since 2008, Dr. Andrea McCrady has been the creative mind behind the music emanating from the Peace Tower. From her workspace in the tower, she’s played everything from O Canada to Puff the Magic Dragon on the carillon’s 53 bells.

But Friday will be her last performance for the next few years, as the carillon goes dormant due to construction, both on the Peace Tower and on the carillon itself.

“Carillon is turning 95 this year, and like any 95-year-old, it needs some upkeep,” McCrady said. “Some of the bells, the smallest bells, are going to be taken out because their clappers need to be replaced.

“All of this work, we sincerely hope, will be finished well before the Peace Tower and its carillon turn 100, which will be July 1, 2027.”

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