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Annual outdoor summer carillon concert series announced for Tuesdays in June

Enjoy unique music in beautiful setting

Carillon Concert Series

Music lovers of all ages should mark their calendars for the Summer Carillon Concerts slated for Tuesdays in June on campus. The outdoor performances are part of the 2023-24 Concordia Seminary Concert Series.

The annual Summer Carillon Concerts will be held at 7 p.m. CDT June 4, June 11, June 18 and June 25. Carillonneurs of both national and international acclaim will perform. All recitals are free and open to the public.

The carillon at Concordia Seminary is one of only 170 such instruments 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). It is housed in Luther Tower, the 156-foot structure designed by architect Charles Klauder and dedicated in 1966.

“Concordia Seminary is honored to provide world-class carillon music to friends, neighbors and music-lovers from far and wide,” said Dean of Chapel Dr. Jon Vieker. “The folks who attend our annual carillon series look forward to these concerts each summer.”

The listing of performances is as follows:

Tuesday, June 4: Wim Ruitenbeek of Nijkerk, Netherlands
Tuesday, June 11: John Widmann of Frederick, Md.
Tuesday, June 18: Jim Fackenthal of Chicago, Ill.
Tuesday, June 25: Wade FitzGerald of Bryn Mawr, Penn.

Guests are invited to enjoy the music from the Main Quadrangle or on the Seminary grounds near Luther Statue. In the event of rain, guests may gather under the archways and tower on campus. The concert will continue unless the carillonneur feels it is unsafe.

Learn more about the Seminary’s carillon at Concordia Seminary is located at 801 Seminary Place in Clayton, MO 63105.

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