Christmas Small Town Living - Carol of the Bells

December 24th - Joyful Noise to Fill the Silent Night in Fortville

There are so many things that we adore about small town living in Fortville and Ten West Center for the Arts is right there at the top of the list! The Okersons, who own the local non-profit, are always thinking about their community and what they can do to for the greater good of that community. And Christmas time is no different.

Ten West Center for the Arts is bringing to life a Christmas Eve Carillon Concert in Fortville! At 9 p.m. on December 24th step outside into the chill December air, and if you're within a mile of Ten West be treated to a pre-recorded 20 minute carillon concert!  

What is a carillon, you ask? It is the heaviest musical instrument ever made! A carillon is a series of between 23-47 large swinging bells, played by a musican hammering on a special keyboard. These instruments are usually constructed in church towers, municipal buildings or bell towers at universities (such as Ball State, IU, Notre Dame, DePauw and so on).

The music that will be played from the bell tower at Ten West on Christmas Eve was captured from a carillon over 400 years old located at Our Lady of Antwerp Cathedral in Antwerp, Belgium. These bells are some of the most beautiful in the world and for the first time in Fortville, their peaceful music will fill the air.

For more info, visit Ten West's website.

A big Fortville Mama thank-you to Ten West and the Okersons! We are so glad you are part of our community. Thank-you for all the good you do. Cheers to what 2015 holds. We can't wait to see what Ten West has up their sleeves for the new year!

The FM kiddos with the Okerson men at the Fortville Winter Festival parade.



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