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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. Individuals and families are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner as well as lawn chairs and blankets. Several monitors will be positioned around the tower to view the playing keyboard and carillonists during the performance. All concerts are about 45 minutes in duration.

Tentative Schedule of the
59th International Carillon Festival
June 3-6, 2021

Thursday, June 3
6:30 PM          Carlo van Ulft
7:20 PM          Elizabeth Vitu, France

Friday, June 4
6:30 PM          Carol Jickling Lens, CO
7:20 PM          Sue Bergren, IL
Dusk               Fireworks (With additional noise on the carillon by Carlo van Ulft)

Saturday, June 5
6:30 PM          Elizabeth Vitu
7:20 PM          Carol Jickling Lens

Sunday, June 6
6:30 PM          Sue Bergren
7:20 PM          Carlo van Ulft