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Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:01 am

First-class bells

PHOTO BY ANITA STIENSTRA

 

The International Carillon Festival returns to Washington Park June 4-8. Touted as one of the world’s most important and prestigious carillon events, this year’s carillonneurs are Robin Austin (USA), Geert D’hollander (Belgium), Frans Haagan (The Netherlands), Claire Halpert (USA), Caleb Malamed (USA), Eddy Marien (Belgium), James Rogers (USA) and students Annie Gregurich and Patrick Knox. A large video screen at the base of the carillon will allow attendees to view the carillon keyboard. The fest kicks off with a special Lincoln program, featuring soprano Gailyn Draper and tenor Jerry Hicks, and narrated by Christian McWhirter. Fireworks are Friday, June 6 at 9:15 p.m. and Saturday, June 7 there will be a Cast in Bronze concert, music on a traveling carillon. Bring a picnic dinner and your lawn chair. A detailed, full program is available at the carillon’s newly remodeled website at carillon-rees.org.

International Carillon Festival
June 4-8, 6:30pm
Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon
1740 W. Fayette Ave.
217-546-3853
Free

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