SUMMER SCHEDULE (May 1, through September 30)
- Wed: 6:30 PM-
- Sat. and Sun: 2 PM and 6:30 PM
WINTER SCHEDULE (October 1, through April 30)
- Wed: Noon
- Sun: 2 PM and 4 PM
Carlo van Ulft, Park District Carillonist, plays a variety of music from original carillon compositions to arrangements of popular classics and pop music.
For detailed information on tours please check the TOURS page of this website.
On times when the carillon is not being played manually, the Westminster Chime will sound. The Westminster Chime is a quarter-hour time indication consisting of a melody which grows as the hour progresses. At the top of the hour it is followed by the hour strike, indicating the time of day. This time indication is a 5-century old bell tradition that was later copied by manufacturers of Grandfather Clocks and Door Bell makers. The use of such melodies, alerting people that the hour strike was imminent, ultimately resulted in the creation of the instrument "The Carillon".
We encourage all carillon fans to stay in contact, ask questions, request music and give feedback! We want to know who you are!! Never hesitate to contact us.
1740 West Fayette Avenue, Springfield, IL 62704
2500 S. 11th Street
Springfield, IL 62703