Carillon Concert, “Veteran’s Day Tribute”
Sunday, November 11, 12:15 P.M.
Idlewild Presbyterian Church, 1750 Union Avenue
MEMPHIS, TN: Celebrate this year’s Veterans Day by enjoying the next carillon concert Sunday, November 11, 12:15 p.m. at Idlewild Presbyterian Church, 1750 Union Avenue in Midtown Memphis. “The Armed Services Medley”, “Yankee Doodle Dandy”, “America, the Beautiful” and other patriotic songs will ring out from the church’s bell tower.
Bring your favorite vet with lawn chairs, blankets, refreshments and sing along to “The Star Spangled Banner”, “God Bless America” and others. Gather in the church garth along Union Avenue, set up chairs in the alley between the church buildings or relax in your car in the parking lot. Enter the church fellowship hall where there will be a live video feed from the bell tower. Idlewild senior carillonneur, David Caudill, and associate carillonneur, Peggy McClure, will perform. The concert is free and open to the public.
Idlewild’s magnificent tower houses the Midsouth’s heaviest musical instruments: a 20-ton carillon. Cast at the Paccard-Fonderie de Cloches of Annecy, France, the 48 bells were installed in three phases, begun in 1980 and completed in the fall of 1999. Forty-four of the bells are stationary, mounted to steel frames, and four bells swing in random motion much like traditional rope pulled bells. The debut of the full carillon took place at 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 1999, when it rang in the new millennium.
Idlewild Presbyterian Church in Midtown Memphis strives to be a warm and welcoming community of faith. In addition to the beautiful music of pipe organ, strings, carillon and voices, Idlewild is a church filled with faith and fellowship and a sense of mission to the community. Located at 1750 Union Avenue in Midtown Memphis, the church is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA). For information about the church, please visit www.idlewildchurch.org or call 901-726-4681.