|INFORMATION WCF WORLD CONGRESS 2004 IN OSLO|
OSLO – The Committee of Delegates of the WCF has chosen Oslo as the location for the 14th World Carillon Congress 27 June - 1 July 2004. Her Majesty Queen Sonja will be the patron for the congress which is being held in Norway for the first time. The Congress Committee includes the Nordisk Selskab for Campanologi og Klokkespil and Sonus - Amici Campanarum Osloensis, a recently founded society for people interested in bells and carillons.
Today, Oslo is a modern city well-equipped for conferences. The centre of Oslo is small and compact, offering most hotels, meeting facilities, shopping areas, restaurants, outdoor café's, and entertainment within walking distance. The clean environment, with fresh air and clean water, is an important asset. People in Oslo are friendly, and they enjoy receiving visitors. Communication is easy as most Norwegians speak English.
Oslo is proud to invite the congress participants to Oslo City Hall. The unique architecture, frescoes and sculptures, along with the carillon, will create the best possible surroundings for the congress. The lectures will be held here. An exhibition on the carillons of Oslo will also be presented at the City Hall, a mere two minutes walk from the congress hotel.
The Oslo Cathedral has inaugurated a new carillon on December 14, 2003 and in the summer of 2004 a new carillon in Uranienborg church will be completed. Along with the Travelling Carillon, four instruments will sing in Oslo during the congress.
The WCF congress is a joint project between the Nordic countries and Oslo is looking forward to present the city, the Nordic carillon culture, Nordic bell founding, and the Nordic music for the international carillon society. From Finland, the hand bell choir SONUS will take part in the congress. Theme of the congress is The voice of the city.
Oslo City Hall
Olsen Nauen 2000
|Oslo Cathedral||Olsen Nauen 2003||48||680 kg|
|Uranienborg Church||Olsen Nauen 2004||37||1600 kg|
|Bragernes Church||Bergholtz 1961||35||640 kg|
|Sandefjord Church||Schilling 1931||25||1250 kg|
|Travelling Carillon||Olsen Nauen 1984||52||1050 kg|
PRE- AND POST CONGRESS ACTIVITIES
|2 - 4 July||Bell Conference of the Nordic Society of Campanology and Carillons in Sandefjord|
6 - 10 July
International Work Shop in Løgumkloster
|Lectures by Milford Myhre, Peter Langberg and others|
Norway in a nutshell - Explore the Nordic countries
|Congress participants are recommended to travel on their own before or after the congress to visit Norway or the other Nordic countries. Information on: [www.nordicco.com].|
Address for registration and questions:
WORLD CARILLON CONGRESS 2004
|c/o Congress Host Vegar Sandholt|
|Address||Oslo City Hall, N-0037 Oslo, Norway|
|Telefax||+47 978 27 476|
|Phone||+47 23 46 19 25 or +47 907 99 991|
Congress information elsewhere on the internet:
|World Carillon Federation||News October 2002|
|Nordisk Selskab for Campanologi og Klokkespil||[www.carillon.dk]|
|Travelling Carillon on tour||[www.nordic-carillon.dk]|
|Visit Norway on the web||[www.norway.com]|
|Visit to Oslo on the web||[www.visitoslo.com]|
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