Take a listen to this interview with local musician Rick Morain who continues to share his talent with the community by playing the carillon for the Tower Tunes Live concerts.
Rick Morain will play this special carillon concert on Memorial Day. This concert will also be on Facebook Live.
Yvette Bardole will be playing a special Memorial Day concert today.
The Bell Tower Community Foundation has scheduled special Tower Tunes Live concerts for Memorial Day weekend. A variety of patriotic songs and hymns will be played by three musicians over the weekend to celebrate this important holiday.
Wendy VanderLinden will play on Saturday, May 23 from 12:15 – 12:30 p.m. Yvette Bardole will play on Sunday, May 24 from 12:15 – 12:30 p.m. Rick Morain will play on Memorial Day, May 25 from 12:15 – 12:30 p.m. with this concert offered on Facebook Live.
At this time, the Mahanay Carillon Tower is not open to the public for tours but the community can still enjoy the music of the bells. The bells continue to play each hour digitally with the Westminster Chimes at each quarter hour. The four octave carillon also plays several selections after each hour.
Other special Tower Tunes Live concerts for the summer are being planned. The Chews Jefferson concerts every Wednesday in June and July will also take place.
Please check the Mahanay Bell Tower website at www.mahanaybelltower.org or the Facebook page for info on the Tower.
The Bell Tower Foundation oversees the staffing and marketing of the Mahanay Bell Tower through the partnership with the Greene County Supervisors and City of Jefferson. Board members include Carole Custer, Peg Raney, Jean Feldmann, Nancy Gerken, Wendy VanderLinden, Don Van Gilder, Tim Christiansen, Bob Schwarzkopf, Pete Bardole and Pat Richards.