Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon
Washington Park West Fayette Avenue near Chatham Road Springfield, Illinois, USA LL: N 39.78934, W 89.68348
Patrick Knox, interim carillonneur Rees Memorial Carillon Bunn Administrative Office 2500 South 11th Street Springfield, IL 62703 W: (217)546-3853 (tower) (217)544-1751 (office)*Park District Carillonneur-elect:
Carlo van Ulft (A) (effective date not yet announced)*Past carillonists:
1962-76 Raymond Keldermans (d.) 1977-2011 Karel Keldermans 2012-14 Robin Austin (C)
Rees Carillon Society Peter M. Murphy, President P.O. Box 2345 Springfield, IL 62705-2345 T: (217)546-3853 - or - Leslie A. Sgro, President Springfield Park District Trustees P.O. Box 173 / 2500 South 11th Street Springfield, IL 62705 T: (217)544-1751 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sundays at noon and 3pm Sep-May, 3pm and 7pm Jun-Aug; Wednesdays 7-8pm; also 2-week International Carillon Festival in June, and Christmas Carol Sing in December. Tower open for tours Saturday & Sunday, May-October, 2pm-dusk (weather permitting) A by appointment; T: (217)546-3853.
Major renovation in 1987--new keyboard (GCNA standard) transposing to B. World standard keyboard in 2000; upper belfry rehung in 2011, removing exterior frames.
Traditional carillon of 67 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is F# in the bass octave Transposition is down 1 semitone(s) Keyboard range: G D / G C 29 There is one missing bass semitone The instrument was enlarged in 2000 with bells made by Petit & Fritsen Prior history: In 1987, the keyboard was replaced by an unknown maker In 1962, the instrument was begun with 66 bells by Petit & Fritsen No auxiliary mechanisms known Tower details: Height of console: 25 meters above ground Height of lowest level of bells: 16 meters above ground Height of highest level of bells: 32 meters above ground Belfry openness: 99% Year of latest technical information source is 2000
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