As president of Catalonia, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the XIX World Carillon Congress 2017 held in Barcelona at the Palau de la Generalitat, the seat of the Catalan government that I preside. I am convinced that the historical background of the Palau de la Generalitat and its magnificent carillon will give an excellent platform to this congress for enjoying the incomparable sound of the carillon and to delve into the music and the culture that surrounds the carillon in general.
We are a small country of only seven and a half million people, but with great strengths in fields such as culture, research and innovation, knowledge, talent, entrepreneurship and economic development. We believe to have a potential equal to that of the advanced countries of Europe, which makes us attractive in the eyes of the world. We are also a country open and welcoming. And we want to share with you our values, our virtues, our desires, our way of life and our understanding to the world.
I wish you a very good congress and hope you enjoy our country. We will do our best to make you feel at home!
Carles Puigdemont i Casamajó
President of the Generalitat de Catalunya
The Confraria de Campaners i Carillonistes de Catalunya welcomes you to this congress, that we have prepared with great enthusiasm, in the hope that you will all enjoy the variety of the congress program.
From July 1 to July 5, Barcelona will host the congress and from July 6 to July 8 the post-congress will take us for a discovery of the city of Tarragona, the region of Lleida and the monastery of Montserrat. Of course, the variety of peals of our swinging bells will accompany several events of this congress.
Jordi Cervelló Porta
President of the Confraria de Campaners i Carillonistes de Catalunya
The 19th World Carillon Congress has already started!
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