Iowa State University debuts model carillon Sunday in Davenport

Free outdoor concert at St. Paul Lutheran


The ISU model carillon will make its first off-campus appearance at a concert in Davenport Sunday, June 19, from 3-4:30 p.m. CT at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2136 Brady St.

This event will include a 30-minute concert that features Tin-Shi Tam, Charles T. & Ivadelle Cobb Cownie Professor of Music and university carillonneur, and Jeff Johnson, ISU Alumni Association Lora and Russ Talbot Endowed President and CEO.

The Bells of Iowa State is a 1:5 scale replica of the campanile on Iowa State University’s campus and is a 27-bell carillon that is accessible, functional, and portable. This model will serve as an extension of the legacy of Iowa State’s beloved campanile and the carillon. It will be used at various university events and outreach programs.

The model will also serve as a musical instrument and an educational tool. Many will enjoy the musical experiences and learn the complex engineering of the carillon. Following the concert, attendees will have an opportunity to interact with the instrument and learn more about it.

Weather pending, this event will take place on the north lawn of St. Paul Lutheran Church from 3-4:30 p.m. CT. Some chairs will be available, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs/blankets, snacks, and water. Light refreshments will be served.

There is no cost to attend and all are welcome.

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