City Wide Hymnfest
September 27 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This year marks the fourth year of the annual City Wide Hymnfest at the carillon. The 4th Citywide Hymn Fest will take place on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 3:30 PM, with welcoming carillon music starting at 3 PM.
In 2018 an ad-hoc children’s “choir”, consisting of members of at least 7 area churches, was in attendance and that lead with various verses of selected hymns. This year, 2019, 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
As in previous years, Trumpeters will be playing along with several hymns, while stationed at the 8th floor of the tower. The Trinity Summer Band under the direction of Jan Zepp will be providing appropriate prelude and interludes, while JB George will be leading the Citywide Hymn Fest.
The audience will be welcomed with carillon music as of 3PM. Please bring lawn chairs and/or blankets.
Hymn booklets with the selected hymns are being provided for free.