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Annual outdoor summer carillon concert series set for Tuesdays in June

Concerts feature acclaimed carillonneurs from national, international stages

Music lovers of all ages should mark their calendars for the Summer Carillon Series slated for 7 p.m. CDT every Tuesday in June on campus. The outdoor performances are part of the 2021-22 Concordia Seminary Concert Series and are free and open to the public.

“These concerts are a lovely contribution to our concert series and to the St. Louis community,” said Dr. James Marriott, the Seminary’s Kreft Chair for Music Arts and director of Music Arts. “Each Tuesday evening in June, it’s a delight to hear music ring through our neighborhood. This year we are privileged to host some of the premier carillonneurs from across the world, a true testament to the reach and significance of this series.”

There are only about 180 carillons in North America. The 49 bells have been played atop Luther Tower since 1971 and are dedicated to all pastors who have served The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS).

The scheduled performances are:

  • June 7 — Monika Kaźmierczak, Gdańsk, Poland
  • June 14 — Karel Keldermans, Springfield, Ill.
  • June 21 — Bernard Winsemius, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • June 28 — Roy Kroezen, Centralia, Ill.

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. In the event of rain, guests may gather under the archways and tower on campus.

Learn more about the Seminary’s carillon at csl.edu/campus-landmarks. Concordia Seminary is located at 801 Seminary Place in Clayton, Mo.

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 csl.edu.