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The Bells of Summer

Summer Sundays, 5 pm
June 24 to August 19, 2018

Nine summer Sunday afternoon carillon recitals. Bring your picnic and enjoy these summer evenings with the bells. Free.

2018 Bells of Summer program booklet


The Bells of Summer (for Wylie Crawford, University Carillonneur 1984–2015)

The Bells of Summer are summer itself:
all urgent tasks aside;
moments stayed by sounds sustained
and sent back;
air cleansed of noise by gentle motions
in cups of bronze,
the lightness of being conveyed
in rhythms of measured stress, without strain;
the wily musician of struck bells,
master and foreman of their perfection,
modestly out of sight through forty-one summers,
comes into sight, and to our right praise.

—Bernard O. Brown, fourth Dean of Rockefeller Chapel

The Bells of Summer 2018

June 24 Sue Bergren Millennium Carillon, Naperville
July 1 Carol Anne Taylor Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe, Dallas
July 8 Eddy Mariën Royal Carillon School, Mechelen, Belgium
July 15 Joanna Stroz Frederiksberg, Denmark
July 22 Laura Ellis University of Florida
July 29 Margaret Pan Boston
August 5 Bob van der Linde Zwolle, The Netherlands
August 12 Steven Karp University of Michigan
August 19 Joey Brink University of Chicago