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“Sail Forever Free” is a nautical sculpture custom designed by Christoph Paccard for a client in memory of his son who tragically passed at an early age.
The molten bronze for the new church bell was poured in late August at the Paccard Foundry in Annecy, France.
The chapel, completed in September of 2014 with a seating for approximately 40 parishioners, features quarried stone and rough sawn heavy timbers from the state of Georgia.
The carillon – ranging from a 1,500 pound G3 bell to the 29 pound C7 bell – provides the range necessary to play an almost unlimited musical repertoire.
Christoph Paccard Bell Foundry completed the design and installation of a 49-bell carillon to replace its current electronic system in Miller Tower at Union University, Jackson, Tennessee.
The gift of the graduating 8th grade class; the Presbyterian Day School cast bronze bell was created by Christoph Paccard Bell Foundry with the school logo and a verse of scripture cast permanently-in-relief using the lost wax process.
The cast bronze class bell is used for opening of the school year, for special occasions, for sports games, and for commencement. The bell was chosen as their class gift to the school and has become a symbol of Cardinal Gibbons – and is well used!
Christoph Paccard Bell Foundry designed an instrument of 43 carillon bells to be housed into the beautiful stone tower, constructed in 1928, but empty of carillon bells for almost 85 years.