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The St. John the Evangelist carillon in Bishop Cross Tower is one of the finest in the world and one of very few in the Pacific Northwest. The carillon consists of 49 cast bells, cast and installed by John Taylor and Sons of Loughborough, Leicestershire, England.
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Wesley Arai pushes down on the batons with his fists, and presses the pedals with the tips of his toes — delicately manipulating the 49 cast iron bells, which have made their home in the South Hill skyline.
Below, on the south lawn of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, dozens sit on lawn chairs or blankets and listen to the patriotic tunes wafting from Bishop Cross Tower, waiting for the fireworks to begin.
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