The BYU Centennial Carillon Tower has now stood for thirty years as a symbol of freedom and spirit. The annual Freedom Festival Carillon Concert awakens emotions of patriotism and liberty through performances that appeal to children and adults alike.
BYU University Carillonneur Don Cook will perform patriotic pieces, as well as folk, Broadway, classical, and original compositions for an eager audience Wednesday, June 19th at 7 p.m. Hundreds will bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics to the shady lawns surrounding the tower to enjoy an evening concert. This is one of the more simple and leisurely events of the Festival.
The tower stands 97 feet tall and contains 52 cast bronze bells. The smallest bell weights 21 pounds with the largest at 4,730 pounds. The keyboard consists of broomstick-like manual keys and short pedal keys that are played with the side of the closed hands and with the feet. Each bell plays until the tone fades away naturally, allowing new tones and fading tones to resonate with one another. Don Cook studied carillon at the University of Kansas until he returned to BYU in 1991 where he has participated in the concert yearly.
Chairperson(s): Don Cook - email@example.com