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Summer Carillon Concert


June 15
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
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Jim Marriott


Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
801 Seminary Place
St. Louis, MO 63105 United States
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Featuring national and international carillonneurs, the annual Summer Carillon Concerts are held at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in June. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics and 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 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).

Roy Kroezen, Carillonneur


1 Preludio e Arioso Henk Badings (1907-87)
2 Suite for Carillon (1932)
a. Adagio
b. Scherzetto
c. Andante
d. Finale
Samuel Barber (1910-81)
3 In a Persian Market Albert W. Ketèlbey (1875-1959)
4 Circle in Square Julie Zhu (1970- )
(First Prize winner in the Zwolle, Netherlands Composition Competition)
5 La Cathedral
a. Preludio
b. Andante
c. Allegro
Agustin Barrios (1885-1944)
6 Ronde d’Ete Kors Monster (1918-78)
7 Suite 1 for Carillon
a. Praeludium
b. Air
c. Rondo
Henk Badings (1907-87)

(Arrangements: 3. Leen ’t Hart, 5. Roy Kroezen)


Roy Kroezen, who was born in Enschede, the Netherlands, was appointed carillonneur of the Centralia Carillon in Centralia, Ill., in 2016. Since 2020, he has served as the organist at St. Mary Catholic Church in Centralia and the Fox Theater in St. Louis. He studied organ at the Music Conservatory in Arnhem, and he studied carillon at the Netherlands Carillon School in Amersfoort, the Royal Carillon School Jef Denijn in Belgiumnd and the Lemmens Institute in Leuven, Belgium. He holds a master’s degree in carillon, and organ and choir conducting. In the Netherlands he served as a municipal carillonneur in Zwolle, Hoogeveen, Arnhem and Huissen. For 22 years he served as organist in Hilversum at the Apostolic Society and Catholic churches in Hoogland, Amersfoort and Beesd. He was chairman of the Music Committee of the NKV (Netherlands Carillon Association).

Kroezen teaches carillon and organ and arranges music for the carillon. He has played numerous organ and carillon recitals in the United States, Europe and the island of Curaçao. In 2002 he held six concerts a day for nine weeks on the island of Kyushu in Japan in Huis ten Bosch, a Dutch style family park. Kroezen has won prizes at several international carillon contests. Together with the Zwolse Beiaard Stichting (Zwolle Carillon Foundation), he organized two contests for carillon duet and a carillon composition contest, held in Zwolle, the Netherlands.