EVENT: CARILLON CONCERT, “48 ‘SOUTHERN BELLES’ CELEBRATE SUMMER”
SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 12:15 P.M.
IDLEWILD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 1750 UNION AVE.
CONTACT: DAVID CAUDILL, DALDERTONCAUDILL@GMAIL.COM OR 901-598-0998
PEGGY MCCLURE, PEG.MCCLURE@GMAIL.COM OR 901-327-3773
MEMPHIS, TN: Ring in summer by attending the next carillon concert, “48 ‘Southern Belles’ Celebrate Summer”, Sunday, June 2, 12:15 at Idlewild Presbyterian Church, 1750 Union Avenue in Midtown Memphis. “Ol’ Man River”, “Seasons of Love”, “Ebony and Ivory” and “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” are just a few of tunes to be heard. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments to enjoy, gather in the church garth along Union Avenue, set up chairs in the alley between the church buildings or just relax in your car in the parking lot. One can even come into the church where there will be a live video feed from the bell tower. The concert is free and open to the public.
Other songs include “June is Bustin’ Out All Over”, “The Prayer” and “Simple Turkey in the Straw”. All will be played by Idlewild senior carillonneur, David Caudill, and associate carillonneur, Peggy McClure.
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.