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Summer Carillon Concert


June 27
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
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John Klinger


Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
801 Seminary Place
St. Louis, MO 63105 United States
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Roy Kroezen

Roy Kroezen photo

Roy Kroezen, who was born in Enschede, the Netherlands, was appointed carillonneur of the Centralia Carillon in Centralia, Ill., in 2016. He serves as the organist at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Trinity Lutheran Church in Centralia as well as the Fox Theatre in St. Louis. He studied organ at the Music Conservatory in Arnhem, and he studied carillon at the Netherlands Carillon School in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, and at the Royal Carillon School Jef Denyn and the Lemmens Institute, both in Belgium. He holds a master’s degree in carillon and in 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 Netherlands Carillon Association (NKV). He 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 carillon composition, held in Zwolle.


1 Entrée de Polimnie from Les Boreades (1763) Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
2 Organ chorals on Lutheran hymns
a. A Mighty Fortress is Our God
b. If God Had Not Been on Our Side
Johann Nicolaus Hanff (1663-1711)
3 Sonata da organo (per l’elevazione)
original in E flat
Giovanni Battista Martini (1706-84)
4 Duetto for violin and viola: Andante Cantabile Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91)
5 Roses from the South (Waltz Op. 388) Johann Strauss II (1825-99)
6 Haru no Umi (Sea in Spring) (1929) Michio Miyaghi (1894-1956)
7 Verschmähte Liebe Paul Lincke (1866-1946)
8 Preludio e Arioso (1977) Henk Badings (1907-87)

1, 2, 5. R. Kroezen
3, 4, 7. B. Winsemius
6. H. Konno