On July 7, Musica Antiqua performed for the the World Carillon Federation Congress 2000 closing banquet in Springfield, Illinois. The July 2-7 festival was held in the Springfield Hilton Hotel with carillon performances at the beautiful Rees Memorial Carillon.
Expert Carilloneurs from around the world attended and performed at this festival.
Can you keep those strings in tune in this humidity?
Can we get them to dry out this place?
I think we are going to change the program.
The Hilton Hotel
Shadow cast by 30 stories
Performing with a new friend from Canberra, Australia
Music communicates across language barriers
The carilloneurs were really interested in our bells and bell tree, of course.
Musica Antiqua members enjoyed learning about the many Lincoln related sights while visiting Springfield.
Jean (an Illinois native) provided great advice for the short tour of the area.
Steve and Doc finish the tour of Lincoln's Springfield home
Picking up coins in the empty fountain helps to fund the trip.
Interesting displays in the Dean House
Face to face with the 16th president
The Historic Courthouse
Post-concert celebration feast