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Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Naperville Millennium Carillon Summer Recital Series Is Set to Begin June 4


Above / Naperville Millennium Carillon Summer Recitals will be performed at 7PM Tuesdays, June 4 through August 13, 2024. (Moser Tower, PN File Photo)

Naperville City Carilloneur Tim Sleep is pictured performing on the pitched 72-bell carillon, a percussion instrument housed in Moser Tower and played with a keyboard. (PN File Photo)

Naperville’s Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower will host a nine-week 2024 Summer Recital Series at 7PM on Tuesdays from June 4 through August 13. One concert is planned Sat., June 24.

The Summer Recital Series performed on the 72-bell musical instrument features carillonneurs from Europe, local in-state performers and musicians from around the country. Every performance is free to the public and post-recital moonlight carillon tours are available for $2 per person. 

These free performances may be heard while strolling along the Riverwalk. Audiences also are welcome to bring folding chairs or blankets to listen to the concerts on Rotary Hill, at the base of the 160-ft. Moser Tower, located at 443 Aurora Avenue, across from Naperville Central High School.

Save dates for 2024 schedule / Concerts are free of charge

  • June 4: Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra – Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • June 11: Wim Ruitenbeek – Nijkerk, Netherlands
  • June 18: Wylie Crawford – Sarasota, Florida
  • June 22: Carson Landry – Orlando, Florida
  • July 9: Carol Jickling Lens – Highlands Ranch, Colorado
  • July 16: Joanna Stroz – Copenhagen, Denmark
  • July 23: Dave Hunsberger – Oakland, California
  • July 30: Claire Janezic – Rochester, New York
  • August 6: Maragret Pan – Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • August 13: Alex Johnson – Chicago, Illinois

The Naperville Park District offers tours of the Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower weekends only starting on Sat., May 11 before switching to daily tours on Fri., May 31.

See the distance / Tour Moser Tower this summer

Way up in the observation deck of Moser Tower, looking toward downtown Naperville, visitors can see the Riverwalk Paddleboat Rental Facility (formerly Riverwalk Cafe), Riverwalk Quarry with paddleboats, Naperville Municipal Center, Ss. Peter and Paul steeple and beyond this Tree City. Take the climb to see the changes here and there. (PN File Photo)

For more information, visit www.napervilleparks.org/location/millenniumcarillon.

Do you know the history of Moser Tower with the Millennium Carillon? Click here for occasional updates and photos since 2000.

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Naperville Park District
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Created in 1966, the Naperville Park District is an independent, municipal agency serving the recreation needs of its residents. An Illinois Distinguished Agency since 1994, the District is one of only 1% of park districts across the country to be nationally accredited through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The Naperville Park District’s mission is to provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community. The District maintains and operates more than 2,400 acres with 137 parks and provides more than 1,500 recreational, arts and environmental programs and special events annually. Included within the District’s operations are two championship golf courses, a multitude of playgrounds, trails, athletic courts and sports fields, Fort Hill Activity Center, Knoch Knolls Nature Center, two inline skating and skateboarding facilities, the Millennium Carillon, a paddle boat quarry, historic Centennial Beach, and the beautiful Riverwalk.