Jun
22
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. Free. Free Parking.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur
Program

Matthias Van den Gheyn
Preludio Cou Cou

Johann Sebastian Bach
Sheep May Safely Graze

George Frideric Handel
Sinfonia for the Carillons from "Saul"

Traditional Catalan
Song of the Birds

Richard and Robert Sherman
Feed the Birds, from "Mary Poppins"

Stephen Knight
Old MacDonald's Festival (1974)
I. Preparatory Music
II. Variations
1. Bagpiper
2. Suzanna
3. The Rooster
4. The Little Lamb
5. The Coo Coo

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Jun
15
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. Free. Free Parking.

Program
I
Matthias van den Gheyn (1722-1785)
Preludio No. 2 for Carillon
II
Georg Phillipp Telemann (1681-1767)
arr Ronald Barnes
Fantasie for Solo Violin
Largo, Allegro, Grave, Allegro
III
Amazing Grace! How Sweet the Sound
arr. Leen ‘t Hart
IV
Folk Songs from the British Isles
The Drunken Sailor
The Miller of the Dee
All Through the Night
V
Staf Nees (1901-1965)
Capricio
 Before each selection, a bell will toll the program number
Meet at the Euclid Avenue tower entrance following the concert for a tour.

The Friends of the McGaffin Carillon appreciates the support of The Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.
 
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Save the Date!
A World War I Armistice Centennial Commemoration, November 11, 2018

 

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Jun
10
9:45 AM09:45

50th Anniversary Celebrations

50th Anniversary Celebration 

  • 9:45 am The Restored Cragin Peal and Carillon Prelude
  • 10:00 am  Service of rededication of the peal and carillon. Church of the Covenant
  • 11:00 am   Playing of the McGaffin Carillon and birthday reception
  • 1:15 pm  Pre-concert talk by George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur. The Past and the Future of the McGaffin Carillon. 
  • 2:00 pm Carillon concert by George Leggiero, Davide Osburn, and Patrick Macoska. See program below
  • 3:00 pm Reception

 

Celebrating 50 years of the Alexander McGaffin Memorial Carillon
George Leggiero, Covenant and University Circle Carillonneur
David Osburn, Guest Carillonneur
Patrick Macoska, Guest Carillonneur

I    Mr. Leggiero
     
McGaffin Flourish   (Written for this occasion)    Jenny Conner ASCAP
     Preludio No. 5  for carillon*                Matthias van den Ghyen (1721-1785)
     Ciacona en Fuga for carillon*                Albert de Klerk (1917-1998)

II   Mr. Leggiero and Mr. Osburn
  
Hymns of the Church
     All Creatures of our God and King (GL, DO)
     Abide with me (GL, DO)
    Our God, Our Help in Ages Past* (GL)
    Once to Every Man and Nation*  (GL)

III   Mr. Osburn
    
Intermezzo Op. 118 No. 2     Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) (arr. D. Osburn)
    
Paraphrase on Lift Every Voice     arr. D. Osburn
    The Holy City      arr. D. Osburn

IV   Mr. Leggiero and Mr. Osburn
    
A Concerto for Two to Play      Ronald Barnes (1927-1997)
          Andante  

V   Mr. Macoska
    
Spring from “The Four Seasons” (Allegro)        Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)(arr. A. Abbenes)
    Bethena: A Concert Waltz        Scott Joplin ( c.1868-1917) (arr. A. Abbenes)
    Campanella for carillon     Géo Clement (1902-1969)

*Performed at the Dedication Concert 9 June 1968 by Arie Abbenes

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Jun
9
12:00 PM12:00

Anniversary Peal

 Restoring the largest of the Cragin Peal Bells

Restoring the largest of the Cragin Peal Bells

At noon, the restored Cragin Peal will ring for the first time to launch the Cleveland Museum of Art's Parade the Circle. The Cragin Peal is three of the largest bells hung to swing. The heavy clappers inside the bells create a joyous sound that can be heard several miles away. Let us know where you are when you hear the peal.  info@ucbells.org 

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Jun
8
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert. 50th Anniversary Weekend

50th Anniversary Weekend!

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. Free. Free Parking.

David Osburn, Guest Carillonneur
Friday, June 8, 2018, 12:15 p.m. 

Program
McGaffin Heritage Suites
Honoring the heritage of Rev. Alexander McGaffin. The tower and carillon were named in his memory. He was the minister who shepherded the congregation through a merger with another congregation and the construction of this building in 1909-1911. It was always his hope that the the tower would have bells and in 1968 that hope was realized with the installation and dedication of The Alexander McGaffin Memorial Carillon. 


Irish Suite for Carillon
The Minstrel Boy • The Irish Washerwoman • My Wild Irish Rose • The Wild Colonial Boy • The Irish Rover • McNamara’s Band • Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms • The Last Rose of Summer • The Wearin’ O’ The Green • O’Rafferty’s Motor Car* • I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen • Londonderry Air • Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ral

Variations on Scottish Tunes
Mairi’s Wedding  • Flower of Scotland • The Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond • Caledonia • The Blue-bells of Scotland • The Campbells Are Coming • Comin’ Through the Rye • Skye Boat Song • Scotland the Brave

 

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Jun
1
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. Free. Free Parking.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur
Friday, June 1, 2018, 12:15 p.m. 
Program

I
Matthias van den Gheyn
(1721-1785)
Preludio No. 1
Cantate

II
Willem de Fesch ()
tempo di gavotta
double di tempo di gavotta

III
Jef Denijn (1862-1941)

Preludium in g
Siciliana

IV
From the Delft Carillon Notebook
Johan Berghuys(1741-1801)

Dans (#4)
Adagio (#25)
Menuet (#45)
Giga (#9)

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Meet at the Euclid Avenue entrance following the concert for a tour of the tower.

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May
18
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur

I
Matthias van den Gheyn
(1721-1785)
Preludio No. 5

II
Ronald Barnes
(1936-1991)
Sarabande for Carillon
Roy Hamlin Johnson(1929- )
Slow Dance for Carillon

III
Gary White
(1937- )
Three Pieces for Carillon
Etude, Reflections, Vigil

IV
Clocks and Music Boxes
G. F. Handel-Air for a musical Clock
F. J. Haydn-Andante for a musical Clock
Samuel Maykapar – The Music Box

V
P.S. Rung-Keller
(1879-1966)
Theme with Variations

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Meet at the Euclid Avenue entrance following the concert for a tour of the tower.

The 2018 concerts are presented with the support of
The Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.

Opportunities for corporate or individual sponsorship of carillon concerts are available. 
Please contact info@ucbells.org for more information. 

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Mark Your Calendars!
The McGaffin Carillon 50thAnniversary Celebration, June 8-10, 2018
A World War I Armistice Centennial Commemoration, November 11, 2018

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May
11
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. Free. Free Parking.

George Leggiero, Carillonneur

Sweet Suites
Suites for carillon from the 18th and 20th centuries

I
Arcangelo Corelli arr. H. Fusner

Suite in d F major
Largo, Allemenda, Sarabanda, Giga  

II
Sjef van Balkom (1922-2004)

Kleine Suite (1965)
I. Adagio
II. Adagio (Pedal Solo) – Andande
III. Allegro

III
Géo Clément (1902-1969)

Suite Archaïque
Rigaudon, Pavane, Menuet    

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Meet at the tower entrance following the concert for a guided tour.

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May
4
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. Free. Free Parking.

George Leggiero, Carillonneur

An All Dutch Program 

1. Toccata No. 10      Johan Franco (1908-1988)

2. Three tunes from Nederlandtsche Gedenck-Clank (1625)     
Adriaen Valerius arr. Leen ‘t Hart
Waer  dat men sich al keerd of wend  
Merk toch hoe sterk
Slaet op den  trommele

3. Three Pieces from the Carillon Notebook of Johan Berghuys (1724-1801)
Mars van Malburg,  O! Doornik schoon, Giga

4. Two Old Netherlands Folksongs    arr. Leen ‘t Hart
 Wek op wek op, dat herte myn
 Die Mei plezant

 5. Twee Intermezzi    Jurriaan Andriessen (1925-1996)

6. Three Patriotic Songs
Wien Neerlands bloed
Alle man van Neerlands stam
Wilhelmus (Netherlands National Anthem)

Before each section a bell will toll the program number.

We welcome members of the Netherlands-American Society of Ohio who are visiting University Circle and the Dutch carillon in the McGaffin Tower.

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Apr
20
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. Free. Free Parking.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur
Friday, April 20, 2018, 12:15 p.m. 
Program

I
Matthias van den Gheyn (1711-1785)
Preludio No. 4

II
W. A. Mozart
Adagio for Glass Harmonica
(arr. L. ‘t Hart)
Ring, Sweet Bells, So Merrily (Magic Flute)
(arr. P. Price)

III
Three Tragic Folksongs  arr. L. ‘t Hart
Clementine
Three fishers went sailing
Grandfather’s Clock

IV
Ronald Barnes (1927-1997)
Sarabande for Carillon

V
Emilien Allard
Image No. 2 for carillon

 Before each selection, a bell will toll the program number

Opportunities for corporate or individual sponsorship of carillon concerts are available. 
Please contact info@ucbells.org for more information. 

The 2018 concerts are presented with the support of
The Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.   

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Mark Your Calendars!
A World War I Armistice Centennial Commemoration, November 11, 2018
The McGaffin Carillon 50th Anniversary Celebration, June 8-10, 2018
 

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Apr
6
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concerts Return

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. Free. Free Parking.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur
Friday, April 6, 2018 12:15p.m.

Program

I
J. S. Bach
“Little” Prelude and Fugue No. 1

II
G. F. Handel
Water Music Suite
Hornpipe
Air
Minuet I, Minuet II
Hornpipe


III
  G. P. Telemann
Fantasia I
Largo
Allegro
Grave
Allegro


IV
A. Von Tilzer
Take Me Out to the Ball Game

 Before each selection a bell will toll the program number

The 2018 concerts are presented with the support of
The Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.

Opportunities for corporate or individual sponsorship of carillon concerts are available. 
Please contact info@ucbells.org for more information. 

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Mark Your Calendars!
A World War I Armistice Centennial Commemoration, November 11, 2018
The McGaffin Carillon 50th Anniversary Celebration, June 8-10, 2018

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Dec
24
to Dec 25

Christmas Eve Concert

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The 49th annual McGaffin Carillon Christmas Eve concert. Covenant and University Circle Carillonneur will perform a concert of carols and music of the season. At 8:00 come inside the warm candlelit church for a 30 minute program of instrumental music and carol singing. Lessons and Carols follow. 

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Dec
21
4:30 PM16:30

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk at The Seidman Center Healing Garden

As the darkest day of the year nears, the Seidman Cancer Center’s Schneider Healing Garden—right across Euclid Avenue from the McGaffin Tower—once again hosts a candlelight labyrinth walk on Thursday, Dec. 21, at 4:30–5:30 p.m. University Circle Carillonneur George Leggiero will play meditative music by classical composers from the Baroque to the 20th century, including J. S. Bach, R. De Visée, W. A. Mozart, J. Brahms, and F. Poulenc, as well as seasonal music. To join the walk and enjoy some hot chocolate, meet in the Seidman lobby at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 216.286.4636.

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Dec
3
12:00 PM12:00

University Circle Holiday CircleFest

Join us for a full afternoon of fun during the University Circle Holiday CircleFest. Our tower and tent is on one of the free shuttle stops. Stop by enjoy some hot tea and a freshly baked Belgian waffle while you listen to Cleveland's Singing Tower.

Noon, 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 p.m. - Christmas and Hanukkah Music on the Carillon

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12:30, 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30 p.m. - Tower Tours. See a live demonstration of the 47-bell Dutch carillon as well as the breathtaking view of Uptown University Circle from the McGaffin Tower. LIMIT 20/TOUR;
register online ucbells.org/circlefest2017
or sign up at the FMC tent;
suggested donation $5. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Noon-4:00 p.m. - “WaffleShop Tent.” Enjoy freshly baked Belgian waffles and toppings ($3 each) and free spiced hot tea. Get an “I Heard the Bells” 50th Birthday edition wristband, and see a video about the unique McGaffin Carillon between concerts.

Free 2017-2018 McGaffin Carillon coloring book and crayons to the first 250 visitors.

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Nov
17
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. A tour of the tower will follow the concert at 12:45. Meet at the Euclid Avenue tower entrance. Free. Free Parking.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur
Friday, November 17, 2017, 12:15 p.m.
Program

I
W. Lawrence Curry

Prelude Solennel for Carillon

II
Johann Gottfried Walther

arr. G. Kok
Partita, ‘Jesu meine Freude’

   III
   Hilton J. Rufty

   ‘The Music Box’

IV
Three Folk Tunes (“Oh Boy!”)

(arr. L. ‘t Hart)
%The Farmer’s Boy (English)
%The Minstrel Boy (Irish)
%What are little boys made of?(English)

     V
Johan Franco

Toccata No. 10
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Meet at the tower entrance following the concert for a guided tour.

Opportunities for corporate or individual sponsorship of carillon concerts are available.
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Coming Soon
This is the last of the fall series of concerts, but the tower will be busy in December!
Sunday, December 3, Noon – 4:00 p.m. Holiday CircleFest. Waffles, Carillon Tours, Concerts
December 18-29 (excluding Christmas Day), Weekdays 12:15, Winter Carillon Concerts

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Nov
10
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. A tour of the tower will follow the concert at 12:45. Meet at the Euclid Avenue tower entrance. Free. Free Parking.

Van Parker, Carillonneur

Program

Amersfoort Nocturne - John Franco

Suite in d minor - Robert de Visee

Three Spirituals - arr. Leen't Hart

   Steal Away

   Sometimes I feel like a motherless child

   Swing low, sweet chariot

Litanei auf das Fest Aller Seelen - Franz Schubert

 

Check back for more information.

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Nov
3
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. A tour of the tower will follow the concert at 12:45. Meet at the Euclid Avenue tower entrance. Free. Free Parking.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur
Friday, November 3, 2017, 12:15 p.m.

I
Jef Denijn(1862-1941)
Preludium in g

II
Géo Clément (1902-1969)
Colors (Three Sketches for Carillon)(1962)
Pastel, Ambre, Opaline

III
Edward Elgar  (1857-1934)
Memorial Chimes(1923)

IV
Sjef van Balkom (1922-2004)
Kleine Suite (1967)
I. Adagio
II. Adagio (Pedal Solo) – Andante
III. Allegro

V
Staff Nees(1901-1965)
Capriccio

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Before each section a bell will toll the program number.
Meet at the tower entrance following the concert for a guided tour.

Opportunities for corporate or individual sponsorship of carillon concerts are available.
Please contact info@ucbells.org for more information.
 
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Oct
27
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. A tour of the tower will follow the concert at 12:45. Meet at the Euclid Avenue tower entrance. Free. Free Parking.

Patrick Macoska, Guest Carillonneur
Friday, October 27, 2017, 12:15 p.m.

I
Robert Moore
Toccata for 42 Bells

II
W. A. Mozart (arr. B. Winsemius)
Adagio

III
Antonin Dvorak (arr. John Courter)
Slavonic Dance

IV
Anatoli Liadov
Little Waltz

V
Ronald Barnes
A Simple Suite
I. Preludio
II. Arioso
III. Notturno
IV. Toccata Lirica
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Before each section a bell will toll the program number. 
Meet at the tower entrance following the concert for a guided tour.

Opportunities for corporate or individual sponsorship of carillon concerts are available. 
Please contact info@ucbells.org for more information. 
  
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About the artist: Native Clevelander Patrick Macoska has lived in Michigan until recently, where he had careers in architecture and church music. He studied carillon at the University of Michigan and played his GCNA (Guild of Carillonneurs in North America) advancement recital in 1997 at the University of Kansas. Patrick has been active in the Guild, serving two terms on the Board of Directors and currently serving as Chairperson of the Examinations Committee. He has given carillon concerts throughout the U.S. and Canada, most recently playing guest recitals at the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa and at L’Oratoire St. Joseph in Montreal. Until his move back to Cleveland, he played weekly recitals on the two carillons at the University of Michigan as well as on the 51-bell Paccard carillon at St. Mary’s of Redford Church in Detroit where he served as director of music. He is happy to be back in his home town and looks forward to becoming involved in the Cleveland carillon scene!
 

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Oct
20
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. A tour of the tower will follow the concert at 12:45. Meet at the Euclid Avenue tower entrance. Free. Free Parking.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur

I
John Franek
(1996-)
Cleveland Prelude

II
A Rose by any other name…..
William Lawes (1590-1645)
Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May
Edward MacDowell (1861-1908)
To a Wild Rose
Arling Schaffer (1859-1934)
Rosebud Gavotte

III
J. A. H. Wagenaar
(1872-1959 )
Rondino

IV
Baldassare Galuppi (1706-1785)
Second Sonata
Allegro
Andantino
Presto

 

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Before each section a bell will toll the program number.
Meet at the tower entrance following the concert for a guided tour.

The 2017 carillon concerts are presented with the support of
The Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.


Opportunities for corporate or individual sponsorship of carillon concerts are available.
Please contact info@ucbells.org for more information.

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Oct
13
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. A tour of the tower will follow the concert at 12:45. Meet at the Euclid Avenue tower entrance. Free. Free Parking.

David Osburn, Guest Carillonneur
Friday, September 13, 2017, 12:15 p.m.

Melange pour Carillon
Mélodies Chanceuses*

PROGRAM

1.    Enrique Granados
Spanish Dance Op.5, No. 5

2.    Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Waltz from Serenade for Strings

3.    Edvard Grieg
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen

4.    Robert Schumann
Traumerei (Op. 15 No. 7)
and Romanze (Op. 68 No. 19)

5.    Henry Purcell
Rondeau
from Abdelazer, or The Moor's Revenge
and challenging Friday the 13th

6.    Leonard Bernstein
Lucky To Be Me
from "On The Town"

*Lucky Tunes
All Arrangements by David Osburn

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Before each section a bell will toll the number corresponding in the program
Meet at the tower entrance following both concerts for a guided tour.

Opportunities for corporate or individual sponsorship of carillon concerts are available.
Please contact info@ucbells.org for more information.

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