NAPERVILLE : USA - IL

   Millennium Carillon

*Location:

   Moser Tower
   Riverwalk
   Aurora Road west of Eagle Street
   Naperville, Illinois, USA
   LL: N 41.77006, W 88.15681
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*Carillonist:

   Tim Sleep, City Carillonneur   (C)
   28W640 Warrenville Road
   Warrenville, IL  60555-3439
   H: (630)393-2137
   E: tsleep@ameritech.net
   - and -
   Sue Bergren,   (C)
     Assistant City Carillonneur
   268 Winding Creek Drive
   Naperville, IL  60565-4115
   H: (630)355-7187
   E: SueBergren /@/ WideOpenWest DOTcom
   - and -
   James M. Brown,   (C)
     Assistant City Carillonneur
   1258 Chalet Road, Unit 203
   Naperville, IL  60563-8977
   H: (630)369-4719   W: (630)983-8118
   F: (630)983-0594
   E: JamesM.Brown@WellsFargoAdvisors.com
      JamesM.Brown@WFAdvisors.com
   - and -
   Christine Landry Power,   (C)
     Assistant City Carillonneur
   1348 Jane Court
   Naperville, IL  60540-5805
   H: (630)961-2920
   E: PowerMom3 /@/ yahoo DOTcom

*Contact:

   Millennium Carillon Foundation
   503 Washington Street
   Naperville, IL  60566
   T: (630)527-2188
   - or -
   Wylie Crawford, Music Director   (C)
   1700 East 56th Street, Apt.3302
   Chicago, IL  60637-5097
   H: (773)288-2333
   E: Wylie@Crawford.net
   - or -
   Millennium Carillon Hotline
   T: (630)428-4239
   - or -
   Naperville Convention & Visitors Bureau
   T: (630)305-7701   F: (630)305-7793
   T: (877)23NAPER   E: ncvb@naper.org

*Schedule:

   6pm Monday in winter; summer series.
   Cambridge (Westminster) quarter-chime
   at the hour only, 9am-9pm daily
   (10am-9pm on weekends); automatic play
   at 11am, 4pm, 7pm daily plus 8pm on
   weekends.

*Remarks:

   Dedicated 29 June 2000, but tower was
   not completed until Sep.2006.
   Apollo automatic system with external
   hammers.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 72 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the bass octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     G G   /    G C 29
   There is one missing bass semitone
   There is a practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 2000
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E30H  
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2001
*Links:

The Millenium Carillon Website is quite extensive.

Photographs taken during construction:

A newer photo (142KB) of the still incomplete tower, from the west

An entry in the Naperville Nightlife Blog announces the dedication of the tower and the schedule of tower tours, and describes what can be seen along the ascent.
News article with a similar subject

Waymarking page, with tower photo and description

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American concert class carillons by year of completion.

Other grand carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

The bass bell of this carillon is among all great bells in North America.

Index to all traditional carillons in IL.

Index to all tower bell instruments in IL.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 20-Sep-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/09/09
   and on technical data last updated on 2015/09/09
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