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Moser Tower is aglow in purple this week to highlight Pancreatic Cancer Day


Above / The Millennium Carillon in the Moser Tower is illuminated with a purple glow to recognize Pancreatic Cancer Week.  Moser Tower is located on Rotary Hill along the Riverwalk. (PN Photo on Nov. 13, 2018)

City Carillonneur Tim Sleep plays the Naperville Millennium Carillon instrument in Moser Tower, spring 2018. (Photo courtesy Naperville Park District)

Naperville City Carillonneur Tim Sleep will perform two special concerts on Thurs., Nov. 15, to raise awareness for National Pancreatic Cancer Day.

The identical concerts at 12PM and 7PM will be performed to honor artists and actors who have died from pancreatic cancer, a dreaded cancer that currently comes with a poor prognosis. The lights on Moser Tower have been turned purple this week in remembrance of Pancreatic Cancer Week. 

As a follow through from the Aretha Franklin concerts performed in August, Sleep has coordinated additional concerts in November with the assistance Ann Zediker and Grace Saunders to create awareness about the need for research to help cure pancreatic cancer. 

Notably the music of Aretha Franklin will be reprised. Some of the artists/actors that also will be remembered are Luciano Pavorotti, Henry Mancini, Steve Jobs, Dizzy Gillespie, Roger Williams, Alan Rickman, George Halas, Jack Benny and others.  Dan Sleep, brother of Tim Sleep, passed away from pancreatic cancer last year.

Hearts also will be remembering longtime Naperville resident Terry Klein who lost his life to pancreatic cancer on Nov. 5, 2018.

More than 30 songs (or a recognizable snippet) will be performed Thursday, Nov. 15, during a 20-minute performance by Sleep.

2018 Pancreatic Cancer Day Song List

Jack Benny – 1974
Love In Bloom – Theme Song from his show
Lily Pons – 1976
Flower Duet from Lakeme
George Halas – 1983
Bear Down Chicago Bears
Count Basie – 1984
One O’Clock Jump
Rex Harrison – 1990
Why Can’t The English Teach Their Children How To Speak from My Fair Lady
Michael Landon – 1991
Theme from Bonanza
Mark Goodson – 1992
Match Game Theme Song, A Swinging Safari
Dizzy Gillespie – 1993
St. Louis Blues
Fred Gwynne – 1993
Theme Song from the Munsters
Henry Mancini – 1994
Moon River
Richard Stone – 2001
The Simpsons Theme Song
Syd Barrett – 2006
Eclipse from Dark Side of the Moon
Lucianno Pavorati – 2007
Nessun Dorma
Patrick Swayze – 2009
Unchained Melody from the movie Ghost
Pernell Roberts –  2010
Theme from Bonanza
Steve Jobs – 2011
Apple Ring Tone
Pete Postlewhwaite – 2011
Jurassic Park theme
Romeo and Juliet theme
Roger Williams – 2011
Autumn Leaves
John Douglas “Jim” Lord – 2012
Smoke On The Water – Deep Prple
Alan Rickman – 2016
Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter
Aretha Franklin – 2018
Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing
Chain Of Fools
Freeway Of Love
I Never Loved A Man Like I Loved You
I Say A little Prayer
Spanish Harlem 
You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman
Precious Lord Take My Hand

The Millennium Carillon recitals are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

RELATED PN POST / 2018 Schedule for the Carillon

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