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This year marks the fifth year of the annual City Wide Hymnfest at the carillon. The 5th Citywide Hymn Fest will take place on Sunday, September 27, 2019 at 3:30 PM, with welcoming carillon music starting at 3 PM.

In 2018 and 2019 an ad-hoc children’s “choir”, consisting of members of at least 9 area churches, was in attendance and that lead with various verses of selected hymns and played handbells on others. This year, 2020, all area churches are invited to participate and have their children join us in this inspiring event. If your church wishes to participate please contact us via email, by clicking on one of the email links provided on this site. You can also call the Rees carillon at 217-546 3853

The Trinity Summer Band under the direction of Jan Zepp will be providing appropriate prelude and interludes.

The audience will be welcomed with carillon music as of 3 PM. Please bring lawn chairs and/or blankets.

Hymn booklets with the selected hymns are being provided for free.

This event is free to the public.