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Carillon Concert: Historical Recording

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William De Turk resigned in October 2011 after 7 years as the Gardens’ carillonneur. He was an assistant carillonneur and librarian from 1993 – 2004 before being promoted to carillonneur. A native of the Philadelphia area, he received a bachelor of music degree cum honore from Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio, and master of music degree in organ performance from the University of Michigan, where he studied the carillon with Percival Price, university carillonneur and noted campanologist. In 1974, he was invited to become the first carillon scholar at the Bok Singing Tower and worked for one year with Milford Myhre. De Turk was carillonneur (1981-87) for the University of Michigan and hosted the 1986 World Carillon Congress, the first held in North America. Activities in The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America include four years as president and archivist since 1972. De Turk has performed recitals throughout the United States and in Canada and Europe. His interest in research in the field of carillons and bells has resulted in 11 published articles. Honors include the Berkeley Medal from the University of California at Berkeley for distinguished service to the carillon and a plaque and bell for his extraordinary contribution to the art of the carillon at the combined 12th World Carillon Federation Congress and 39th International Carillon Festival in Springfield, Ill. In 2001 he played the closing recital for the 59th Congress of the GCNA. In 2002 he performed in Denmark and for the 13th International Carillon Congress in Cobh, Ireland.

Event Date & Time

September 16, 2020
3:00 p.m.


Included in general admission

Today’s performance includes:

Or Let the Merry Bells Ring ‘Round! G. Fr. Händel
Introduction & Sicilienne for carillon R. Barnes

Simple Gifts Shaker hymn
Wondrous Love Appalachian hymn
Amazing Grace American hymn

Music of Mozart
Three German Dances
Rondo a la Turca