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Special November Recitals at the Millennium Carillon

Honoring Veterans Day, Pancreatic Cancer Day and Thanksgiving

Naperville City Carillonneur Tim Sleep and Carillonneur Jim Brown will play special concerts during the month of November to honor national holidays and special days.

On Sunday, November 11 the regular recital will feature a Veterans Day Program from 3:00-3:30 p.m.  Tim Sleep will play patriotic music and will feature the tolling of our 6-ton bourdon, “Big Joe” in remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the ending World War I.  

“The tolling is coordinated with carillonneurs all over the world on that day,” explained Sleep. “I will also play a special piece that was commissioned in honor of the installation of a Peace Carillon at Park Abbey in Leuven, Belgium and the ending World War I.  The Peace Carillon is the result of the cultural cooperation between the cities of Neuss and Leuven, which had entered into a disastrous conflict in August 1914.”

The piece that will be premiered in Belgium, in Naperville and in at least 50 more locations is entitled “A Sacred Suite” by Flemish carillonneur and composer Geert D'hollander.

On November 15, National Pancreatic Cancer Day, two identical concerts at 12:00 and 7:00 p.m. will be performed to honor artists and actors who have died from pancreatic cancer.  The lights on Moser Tower will be turned purple that week in remembrance of Pancreatic Cancer Week.  Some of the artists and actors that will be remembered are:  Aretha Franklin, Luciano Pavarotti, Henry Mancini, Steve Jobs, Dizzy Gillespie, Roger Williams, Alan Rickman, George Halas and Jack Benny. 

On Thursday, November 22 at 12:00 noon Naperville Carillonneur Jim Brown will play his annual concert of early American music in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. On Friday, November 23 at 12:00 noon Tim Sleep will play a concert of holiday favorites to kick off the December holiday season.

The Millennium Carillon recitals are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

2018 Fall and Winter Concert Series

Date

Day

Time

Carillonneur

 

Sept 2018

 

 

 

 

9.1.18

Sat

12:00

No Recital - Last Fling

 

9.2.18

Sun

4:00

No Recital - Last Fling

 

9.8.18

Sat

12:00

Sue Bergren

 

9.9.18

Sun

4:00

Wylie Crawford

 

9.15.18

Sat

12:00

Jim Brown

 

9.16.18

Sun

4:00

Jim Fackenthal

 

9.22.18

Sat

12:00

Wylie Crawford

 

9.23.18

Sun

4:00

Jim Brown

 

9.29.18

Sat

12:00

Wylie Crawford

 

9.30.18

Sun

4:00

Jim Brown

 

Date

Day

Time

Carillonneur

 

Oct 2087

 

 

 

 

10.6.18

Sat

12:00

Sue Bergren

 

10.7.18

Sun

4:00

Wylie Crawford

 

10.13.18

Sat

12:00

Tim Sleep

 

10.14.18

Sun

4:00

Jim Brown

 

10.20.18

Sat

12:00

Tim Sleep

 

10.21.18

Sun

4:00

Jim Brown

 

10.27.18

Sat

12:00

Christine Power

 

10.27.18

Sat

7:00

Scarillon - Tim sleep

 

10.28.18

Sun

4:00

Christine Power

 

Date

Day

Time

Carillonneur

 

Nov 2018

 

 

 

 

11.3.18

Sat

12:00

Sue Bergren

 

11.4.18

Sun

3:00

Christine Power

 

11.10.18

Sat

12:00

Christine Power

 

11.11.18

Sun

3:00

Tim Sleep

 

11.17.18

Sat

12:00

Christeine Power

 

11.18.18

Sun

3:00

Jim Fackenthal

 

11.22.18

Thursday

12:00

Early American Concert - Jim Brown

 

11.23.18

Friday

12:00

Holiday Concert - Tim Sleep

 

11.24.18

Sat

12:00

Tim Sleep

 

11.25.18

Sun

3:00

Jim Fackenthal

 

Date

Day

Time

Carillonneur

 

Dec 2018

 

 

 

 

12.1.18

Sat

12:00

Tim Sleep

 

12.2.18

Sun

3:00

Tim Sleep

 

12.8.18

Sat

12:00

Tim Sleep

 

12.9.18

Sun

3:00

Jim Fackenthal

 

12.15.18

Sat

12:00

Tim Sleep

 

12.16.18

Sun

3:00

Jim Fackenthal

 

12.22.18

Sat

12:00

Sue Bergren

 

12.23.18

Sun

3:00

Sue Bergren

 

12.29.18

Sat

12:00

Tim Sleep

 

12.30.18

Sun

3:00

Tim Sleep

 

12.31.18

Sun

5:30

New Year's Eve Family Concert - Tim Sleep

 

12.31.18

Sun

11:15 PM

New Year’s Eve Duet Concert - Sue Bergren & Tim Sleep

 

Volunteer as a Carillon Ambassador

A Carillon Ambassador will support the Carillon operations and events throughout the season by communicating with the visitors and on group tours. Please visit napervilleparks.org/volunteer for more details