Open Carillon Tower and Holiday Music Performances

University Carillonneur Julianne Vanden Wyngaard welcomes visitors during this annual open tower opportunity.
University Carillonneur Julianne Vanden Wyngaard welcomes visitors during this annual open tower opportunity.
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Visit the Cook Carillon on the Allendale Campus, Wednesday, December 12, between 1:30-3 p.m., to climb to the top and view the instrument’s inner workings. University Carillonneur Julianne Vanden Wyngaard welcomes visitors during this annual open tower opportunity. She will answer questions and perform a concert of festive holiday music. Visitors can get free refreshments and sign up for a chance to win door prizes.

Vanden Wyngaard will also perform her annual Christmas Eve Carillon Concert on the Beckering Family Carillon, Monday, December 24, starting at 9:30 p.m., at Lacks International Plaza, on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus, 401 West Fulton Street. This concert will have an international theme, including Austrian, English, French and German carols among other holiday music. Free concert parking is available in DeVos and Winter lots.

Both concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Department of Music at (616) 331-3484.