Ringing Out Across the Years

Another exciting new collection of materials has been added to Bok Tower Gardens’ Digital Collections!

Carillon Programs Collection

Did you know that Bok Tower Gardens’ first carillonneur, Anton Brees, once performed for Edward, Prince of Wales, the future King of England? You can now view the program for the Royal Visit to Capetown on Bok Tower Gardens’ Digital Collections website!

The Anton Brees Carillon Library at Bok Tower Gardens maintains files on more than 600 carillons around the world. Among these files are programs for the many recitals performed over 100+ years of carillon history. A small selection of dedication, festival, and special performance programs has been digitized and is now available online. This batch of programs is primarily focused on the many festivals and special concerts performed at Bok Tower Gardens – including the Seminole Festival held in the 1930s and 40s and our International Carillon Festival, which continues today – but also includes others from around the world. More programs will continue to be added in the future.

Seminole Festival at Bok Tower Gardens, 1936
Dedication at First Presbyterian Church Stamford, CT, 1947
International Carillon Festival at Bok Tower Gardens, 1991
International Carillon Festival at Bok Tower Gardens, 1998