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Carillon Recital Series Returns in June to Concordia Seminary

Carillon BellConcordia Seminary, St. Louis, is pleased to announce its 2014 summer carillon recital series. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics to enjoy in the main quad or on the Seminary grounds near Luther Statue. There will be an opportunity to meet the carillonneur, Karel Keldermans, after each concert.

Concerts will be presented every Tuesday evening in June from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.: June 3, June 10, June 17, and June 24.

Karel Keldermans is one of the pre-eminent carillonneurs in North America. Keldermans has been carillonneur for Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri since 2000. He retired in 2012 from the position of full-time carillonneur for the Springfield Park District in Springfield, Illinois, where he also served as the Director of the renowned International Carillon Festival for 36 years.

Concordia Seminary is located at 801 Seminary Place in Clayton. For more information about the carillon recital series, contact the communications department at 314-505-7379 or

NOTE: There is no official rain policy for the carillon concerts. The player is in the tower under protection. People can gather under the archways and tower. We will usually go ahead with the carillon concerts unless the performer feels it is not safe.