Weekly Concerts – closed for the winter season

In 2024, the Friends of Bathurst War Memorial Carillon are excited to be presenting regular, free concerts in Kings Parade. These will be on most Saturdays at 1pm, and played by Bathurst carillonists, and, on occasion, visiting carillonists. Programs will be varied, with details to be posted on our Facebook page on Fridays.

Upcoming Events

2024 Winter Festival Tours

This is a rare opportunity to learn the fascinating history of Bathurst War Memorial Carillon. Explore the three floors, meet one of our local carillonists and enjoy the playing of the instrument from within the clavier room.

Dates of Tours: July 8th, 10th, 14th and 16th

Times: 12:15pm

Cost: $20

Tour participants must wear flat shoes, be able to climb 61 steps in the tower (20 to the landing, 21 to first floor, 20 to playing level) and have nothing in their hands, to be able to hold onto the handrails. Please note this tour is not suitable for young children.

Booking essential, for more information and to book, please visit: https://book.bookeasy.com/friends-of-bathurst-war-memorial-carillon/tours/144105

Recent Events

  • Inland Sea of Sound Festival 2023, including premiere of newly commissioned work
  • Festival of the Bells 2021, 2023 including premiere of commissioned world first duet between Carillon and Church Bells
  • Ring Around the World – New Years Eve event, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Spring Recital Series, 2022
  • Recital for the Day of Mourning for Queen Elizabeth II, 2023
  • Various recitals recognising Ben Chifley and Elizabeth Chifley
  • VE day
  • Anzac Day and Remembrance Day services – annually
  • Memorial Week – annually
  • Bathurst Regional Council Commissioning of the Bathurst War Memorial Carillon, 20th May, 2021

Last Post Ceremony, Bathurst Festival of Bells, 2021