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The Festival of Bells this year has a big sound.

From its world premiere composition ‘Gently Does It’ duet for Carillon and change ringing bells in the nearby All Saints Cathedral belltower, to the finale, there is no shortage of hearing bells all over Bathurst on Saturday, 29 April.

All Saints Cathedral bellringers will be performing a variety of rounds and call changes while carillon recitals by Bathurst carillonists Denise Garland and Wendy Murphy will fill the air.

But wait, there’s more.

The Bathurst City and RSL Concert Band are performing for both the Last Post Ceremony on Friday 28 April and providing entertainment on Saturday afternoon including accompanying Mitchell Conservatorium Young Voices, VOX, and All Saints Cathedral Choir. Together with carillon and Cathedral bells, the Concert Band will close  the Festival with a rendition of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.

Mitchell Conservatorium is fielding two new bands – their new Connections Big Band providing classic jazz and big band sounds, while the Conservatorium Concert Band will perform symphonic wind selections from their repertoire.

Scots All Saints College Pipes and Drums Band will provide solemnity for the Last Post Ceremony on Friday and entertain the community on Saturday performing marching and parade drills. They will also accompany the Scots All Saints Highland Dancers.

The Festival of Bells is an entirely free event, but you must register your attendance for the Last Post Ceremony, and for the performances on Saturday 29th of April at

For more information

Festival of Bells – contact Stuart Pearson (Convenor)                                     M +61 4 1489 3033 or Email

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