May 1 – Sept 30 

Wed @ 6:30 pm

Sat  @ 2 & 6:30 pm

Sun @ 2 & 6:30 pm

Oct 1 – April 30 

Wed @ Noon

Sun  @ 2 & 4 pm

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Carillon Festival 2017

The International Carillon Festival, first held in 1962, is lauded as one of the world’s most important and prestigious carillon events. The Festival has earned an unsurpassed tradition of presenting the world’s finest carillonists/carillonneurs. During the past five decades, the Festival has featured carillonists from: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, and the United States.

The Festival is presented by the Springfield Park District with the support of The Rees Carillon Society and The Carillon Belles, concerts are held each evening except for Wednesday. Individuals and families are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner as well as lawn chairs and blankets. There is large video screen are the base of the Carillon which allows the audience to view the playing keyboard and carillonist during the performance.

56th International Carillon Festival June 4 - 9, 2017

Wednesday, no concerts. All concerts start at 6:30 PM.
Fireworks on Friday June 9 at dusk (~9:15 PM.) Fireworks Rain date, Saturday June 10, at dusk.


6:00 PM The Cast from Irving Berlin's “White Christmas” at the Springfield Muni

6:30 PM Frans Haagen, The Netherlands

7:30 PM Carlo van Ulft, IL



6:00 PM Lanphier HS Jazz band, under the Direction of Kittie Hose 

6:30 PM Koen Cosaert, Belgium

7:30 PM Julianne VandenWyngaard, MI & George Gregory, TX (Duet)



6:30 PM Roy Lee, Canada

7:30 PM Koen Cosaert, Belgium



Festival Dinner



6:00 PM Trinity Wind Ensemble  under the direction of Jan Zepp

6:30 PM Frans Haagen, The Netherlands

7:30 PM Julianne VandenWyngaard, MI



6:00 PM The Springfield Municipal Band – Directed by Tom Philbrick

6:30 PM Roy Lee, Canada

7:30 PM Carlo van Ulft, IL

~ 9 PM Fireworks (With additional noise on the carillon provided by Carlo van Ulft)


A daytime carillon workshop with master classes and lectures will run coincidental with the festival. 

The workshop lectures are open to anyone with interest in carillons. Sign up required.

For the full workshop schedule and further details please visit  the website of the  North American Carillon school


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