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 the Art Spectacular, September 11 and 12, the Weekend recitals will not take place. Instead the carillon will play both days during the event at the top of every hour. Also the Weekend Tours are canceled for that reason.

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

City Wide Hymnfest

September 26

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic guidelines and regulations we are sorry to announce that the 2021 event has been canceled. [...]

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 [...]

Caroling At The Carillon

December 12 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Due to COVID-19 this event has been canceled for 2020. We are sorry for any inconvenience. The 39th annual [...]

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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