In this free Hopeman Carillon Concert, hear more than 3 tons of bells played 186 feet off the ground by Lisa J. Lonie, the University Carillonneur of Princeton University.
Sit outside as the bells project across the Eastman Quad. Feel free to stick around after the concert to meet our performers. Bring folding chairs, blankets, snacks or picnics, and relax on the lawn of the Eastman Quadrangle to enjoy the carillon performance. The performers are available to greet the audience on the steps of Rush Rhees Library 15 minutes after the completion of the program.
Livestream at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKpE_TcKKNUUFJbtWHKRdqw
Parking will be available starting at 4:00 at Library Lot. (Google Maps location: shorturl.at/huvH0)
We ask that attendees be vaccinated and that groups maintain social distancing from other groups. Vaccinated individuals do not need to wear masks.
About the performer
Lisa Lonie is a University Carillonneur of Princeton University (NJ), and carillonneur at two area churches: St. Thomas' Church, Whitemarsh (PA), and The Church of the Holy Trinity (Philadelphia) which houses the oldest carillon (1882) in North America. She's also a regional carillon instruction for the North American Carillon School, an affiliate of The Royal Carillon School "Jef Denyn" in Mechelen, Belgium.
Lisa began her carillon studies as a teenager with Frank Law, carillonneur at the Washington Memorial National Carillon in Valley Forge, PA, and continued with Frank DellaPenna, Mr. Law's successor. She is a carillonneur member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (GCNA), former juror and chair of the Carillonneur Examinations Committee, and has served on its Board of Directors. She currently chairs the Nominating Committee and sits on the Music Heritage Committee.
Known for musical wit and creative programming, Ms. Lonie has performed in internationally acclaimed carillon festivals including the 2017 Bok Tower festival, the 2019 Springfield (IL) festival, for several national GCNA congresses, as guest carillonneur for the 2002 National Convention of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) in Philadelphia, and as an invited recitalist at the World Carillon Federation (WCF) Congress in Aschaffenburg, Germany. At the 2014 WCF congress in Belgium, she and her duet partner, Janet Tebbel, performed a duet recital as "The Treblemakers", representing the North American carillon art.
Ms. Lonie is one of the featured performers on the CD recording, "Princeton Carillon, Class of 1892" and on the NBC television special "Ringing in the Holidays at Longwood Gardens." Over 10,000 copies of her CD, "The Bells of Christmas at Longwood Gardens", now in its third pressing, have been sold.
Lisa is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with dual degrees in German and Economics. Besides her musical interests, she is the Executive Assistant to the PResident of Salus University and resides in Blue Bell, PA with her husband, Paul, their children, and assorted wildlife.
Wednesday, July 14 at 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Eastman Quadrangle Rochester, NY 14627