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Summer carillon concerts set for Tuesdays in June

Concerts feature national, international carillonneurs

This summer, the 2020-21 Concordia Seminary Concert Series continues with the annual Summer Carillon Concerts, held at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in June. These outdoor performances are free and open to the public and appeal to music lovers of all ages.

“We are so pleased to be able to offer these concert events as a gift to the St. Louis community,” said Dr. James Marriott, the Kreft Chair for Music Arts and director of Music Arts at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. “Our excellent carillonneurs bring such artistry to each performance, demonstrating the capabilities of this unique instrument. Additionally, the campus of Concordia Seminary is such a serene summer venue for these concerts. What a great way to spend a Tuesday evening in June!”

The carillon at Concordia Seminary is one of only 170 such instruments in North America. The 49 bells have been played atop the 120-foot Luther Tower since 1971, and are dedicated to all pastors who have served The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics and to enjoy the unique concerts in a beautiful setting — from the Main Quadrangle or on the Seminary grounds near Luther Statue, or from Concordia Park off DeMun Avenue. In the event of rain, guests may gather under the archways and tower on campus.

Programs for each concert can be found on the Seminary’s event calendar:

A free will offering will be taken at each performance. Learn more at

About Concordia Seminary

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis provides Gospel-centered graduate-level theological education for pastors, missionaries, deaconesses, scholars and other leaders in the name of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). To learn more, visit