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Tours & Attractions, Music

The Bells of Summer Carillon Concert Series

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Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
5850 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL,IL60637United States
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Please join us for the 58th annual Bells of Summer concert series! Enjoy the beautiful sound of the bells, played by virtuoso carillonists from around the world, while you picnic on the east lawn of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. In inclement weather, you are welcome to take your picnic indoors and listen to the recital broadcast into the chapel with audio and video.

Stay after the concert for a tower tour! The tour departs promptly at 6:05 pm from the east entrance of the tower. The tour includes a walk above the Chapel’s false ceiling (the attic, via a catwalk), through the mechanical room housing the original carillon regulator clock as well as the pneumatically-driven hour chime mechanism, past the largest bell and its thirteen friends, and into the playing cabin, 235 steps up, where a carillonist will demonstrate how the instrument is played. Beyond the cabin, another short winding staircase leads the way to the top of the tower and magnificent 360-degree views of Chicago, Lake Michigan, northern Indiana, and of course the University itself.

Chicago Theatre Week is a program of the League of Chicago Theatres in partnership with Choose Chicago.


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