Carillon Concert for World Peace

Friday, October 4, 2019
2:00 pm
Mead Chapel environs

George Matthew Jr., Carillonneur for Middlebury College and Norwich University, plays “St. Francis’ Trial” by Belgian composer Jo Coenen on the Mead Chapel carillon.

The work tells the story of the wonderful encounter between Saint Francis of Assisi and the Sultan Malek al Kamil in 1219, in stark contrast to the violence of the Fifth Crusade.

This piece will be played on carillons throughout Belgium and Netherlands on this day to reflect the Ecumenical movement in Europe.

This is an interfaith event at 2 PM, following Muslim Jumma prayers (1:00 PM).

Music will be audible from anywhere on the main college campus, so come out at 2 p.m. and enjoy!


Charles P. Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life

135 So. Main Street
Hathaway House
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753
(802) 443-5626