Summer Carillon Concerts

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Our next concert in our Summer Carillon Concert Series will be on Friday, July 19th, at 4:00 by Carilloneur Tin-Shi Tam. You are invited to bring a picnic, blankets, lawn chairs, friends, and family to this concert while you enjoy fellowship and glorious music. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.

A celebrated artist, TAM has given recitals in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, and the United States. She was a featured carillon recitalist at the Festival International de Carillon en Côte d’Or in France, the twelfth International Carillon Festival at Bok Tower Gardens in Florida, and the Congress of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America. In 2008, TAM represented the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America to perform at the World Carillon Federation Congress in Groningen, The Netherlands. As an active clinician, TAM has given master classes, lectures and education programs extensively. Her recent invited lectures include bells and bell music in China, and music for carillon and orchestra. A selection of her carillon arrangements of Scriabin’s music was published by Nederlandse Klokkenspel-Verenigin, and her carillon compact disk “The Bells of Iowa State” was released in 2004. At present, she is the Cownie Professor of Music (the University Carilloneur) and chair of the keyboard division at Iowa State University.

The SUM Community is blessed to have the Foreman Carillon in our church. The Foreman Carillon was built in 1986 and houses 55 bells, with the biggest bell weighing approximately 4,730 pounds. With its visual beauty and magnificent sound, the SUM Community is truly blessed and fortunate to have the instrument in our church.

*The concert will be held rain or shine. In the event of rain, the church doors will be opened so the music can be heard inside the sanctuary.