Visiting Carillonist Presents Historical, Hysterical or Extinct?

Media Release

18 March 2013

World-renowned carillonist, Karel Keldermans will present a free public lecture this Friday at the National Capital Exhibition titled 'Historical, Hysterical or Extinct?'.

Mr Keldermans is one of the pre-eminent carillonists in North America, having played over 30 European concert tours as well a number of tours in Australia.

NCA chief executive, Gary Rake welcomed Mr Keldermans to the national capital.

'The NCA invited Mr Keldermans to share his extensive knowledge and experience with our carillonists and the community,' Mr Rake said.

'Mr Keldermans' presentation will explore the importance of world carillons, in particular our own National Carillon here in Canberra,' he said.

Mr Keldermans has been the carillonneur for Concordia Seminary in St.Louis, Missouri, since July of 2000. He recently retired after 36 years as the full-time carillonneur for the Reece Memorial Carillon in the Springfield Park District in Springfield, Illinois. Mr Keldermans was also President of the Guild of Carillonneurs of North America for 5 years and on its board for 9 years.

In 1998 Mr Keldermans and his wife, Linda were jointly honoured with the Berkeley Medal for "Distinguished Service to the Carillon."

The free public lecture will be held at the National Capital Exhibition on Friday 22 March 2013, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.

Spaces are limited. Click here to RSVP (by close of business on Wednesday 20 March 2013).

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