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Summer Carillon Concert


June 25
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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Wade FitzGerald – Bryn Mawr, Penn.


A Baroque Introduction  
“Prelude No. 4 in D minor”
From the De Gruytters Carillon Book (1746)
Allegro (No. 184)
Matthias van den Gheyn (1721-85)
From Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147
“Jesu bleibet meine Freude” (“Jesus, Joy of Man’s Desiring”)
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
arr. Albert Gerken
Around the World in Three Islands  
Ireland “Sheebeg and Sheemore” Turlough O’Carolan (1670-1738)
arr. Wade FitzGerald
Japan “Haru no Umi” (The Sea in Spring) Michio Miyagi (1894-1956)
arr. Hisako Konno
Puerto Rico “El Coquí” José Ignacio Quintón (1881-1925)
arr. Carlos Colón-Ortiz
Dancing Bells  
“Gaudí’s Chimneys: Whimsical Dances for Carillon”
The Undulating Chimneys of Casa Batlló
The Mushroom Chimneys of Park Güell
The Geometric Chimneys of Güell Palace
John Courter (1941-2010)
“Bell Canto”
“Air and Dance”
“Gran Vals”
Geert D’hollander (1965-)
Alice Gomez (1960-)
Francisco Tárrega (1858-1909)
American Folk Songs  
“Take Me Home, Country Roads”
arr. Milford Myhre
John Denver (1943-97)
arr. Carlo van Ulft

About the Carillonneur

Carillonneur Wade FitzGerald photoWade FitzGerald earned a Master of Music in organ performance in May 2024 at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Ind., where he studied with Dr. Christopher Young while also serving as the university carillonist and associate instructor of carillon from 2022-24. A native of Tampa, Fla., FitzGerald started piano lessons at age 5. He enrolled at the University of Florida (UF) in 2015 and began studying the carillon with Dr. Laura Ellis the following year. During college, he worked as a substitute pianist at several churches and as an accompanist for the Gainesville Youth Chorus. FitzGerald was inducted into the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America in 2019 and graduated from UF shortly thereafter with bachelor’s degrees in music and biology. In 2020, FitzGerald served for five months as Blanchard Carillon Fellow at Bok Tower in Lake Wales, Fla., where he studied with award-winning carillonneur and composer Geert D’hollander. In 2021, FitzGerald moved to Pennsylvania, where he began playing the carillon and studying organ with Jeffrey Brillhart at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church. Outside of his studies, FitzGerald enjoys hiking, nature photography, reading (particularly cosmic horror), catching snakes and learning languages.