Carillon Bells Sather Tower University Belltower
Carillon Bells University California Berkeley


University of California, Berkeley


Berkeley, California

About This Project

The tuned bronze carillon bells at the University of California, Berkeley, are housed in Sather Tower.

At 307 feet tall, the Sather Tower is the third tallest carillon bell tower in the world.

The tower is accessible for amazing views of the San Francisco bay area from the observation deck.

The 61 carillon bells weigh 10,500 pounds for the largest carillon bell, called the “bourdon”; and 19 pounds for the smallest carillon bells; the bells are played manually from a baton keyboard, called a clavier, by a carillonneur.

The tuned, cast bronze carillon bells are played three times a day and the sounds echo across campus.

Read more about the University of California Berkeley Sather Tower.

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