June 12, 1997
Vol. 16, No. 19

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    Carillon Festival opens June 22

    The 1997 Summer Carillon Festival at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel will open at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 22, with carillon music and family entertainment.

    Face-painting and family fun will accompany picnicking and a program by carillonneur Jeff Davis, acting president of the North American Guild of Carillonneurs.

    The free festival of 10 concerts, featuring carillonneurs from around the United States and Europe, will continue on Sundays through Aug. 24; all concerts will begin at 6 p.m.

    The public is invited to enjoy the concerts from the lawn surrounding Rockefeller Chapel; picnicking is welcome. Those interested in meeting the carillonneur or climbing the tower to see the carillon should be at the northeast corner of the chapel 30 minutes before the recital.

    The concerts will be performed on the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Carillon, which was presented to the University by John D. Rockefeller Jr. in memory of his mother. Housed in the chapel tower, it is the second largest carillon in the world, with 72 bells ranging in weight from 10.5 pounds to 18.5 tons.