59th International
Carillon Festival
Program Book

Free concerts Schedule

Summer Schedule (May 1 – Sept. 30)
Wednesday: 6:30 PM
Thursday: 6:30 PM
Friday: 6:30 PM
Saturday: 2:00 & 6:30 PM
Sunday: 2:00 & 6:30 PM

During Festival week, May 31 through June 6, the Wednesday 6:30pm, and Weekend 2pm recitals will not take place. For the detailed concert schedule of that week please check the Carillon Festival tab or download the festival program booklet.

Fall/Winter Schedule (Oct. 1 – Dec. 31)
Wednesday: Noon
Sunday: 2:00 & 4:00 PM

NO CONCERTS during the winter months
(January, February and March)

April Schedule
Wednesday: Noon
Sunday: 2:00 & 4:00 PM

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Carlo van Ulft, Springfield Park District’s Master Carillonist, and local assistant carillonists, play a variety of music from original carillon compositions to arrangements of popular classics and pop music. Enjoy the beauty of Washington Park and the adjacent Botanical Center with the unique accompaniment of relaxing carillon music.

Welcome!

The Springfield Park District’s Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon is one of the largest and finest of the world’s carillons. Located in historic Washington Park, the Rees Carillon is the site of numerous free public concerts, exciting community events, and the world-renowned International Carillon Festival held each June.

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Upcoming Events

Art Spectacular

September 11 @ 10:00 am - September 12 @ 4:00 pm

Art Spectacular at the Carillon A juried Fine Art & Fine Craft Fair, ranked in “The Best 200 Art [...]

City Wide Hymnfest

September 26

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2020 event has been canceled. We hope to be able to organize the event [...]

Carve For The Carillon

October 9 @ 6:00 am - October 10 @ 11:00 am

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2020 event has been canceled. We hope to be able to organize the event [...]

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Get Involved

There are many ways you can get involved and support the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon – make a Donation, attend our Events, become a Carillon Belle, or Volunteer at our events.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED