Schedule of Events

Listed below are the latest events scheduled for The Jane A. Meyer Carillon Series. Please meet and greet the performing artist on the front steps of the Duane G. Meyer Library immediately following the performance. The artist welcomes the opportunity to meet you and answer your questions!

Mark your calendars!

The Jane A. Mayer Carillon Series continues in 2016 with these Sunday evening performances:

  • June 12: Carol Lens
  • July 10: Jeremy Chesman
  • August 14: Joey Brink
  • September 11: Jeremy Chesman

 

Karel Keldermans  (Photo credit: Melissa Adams)

Oct 18, 2015 (Sunday), 7:00 PM

Karel Keldermans

Concert Program

Karel Keldermans is one of the pre-eminent carillonneurs in North America. Keldermans has been carillonneur for Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, since 2000. He retired in 2012 from the position of full-time carillonneur for the Springfield Park District in Springfield, Illinois, where he also served as the director of the renowned International Carillon Festival for 36 years. He has given carillon concerts around the world for the past 40 years. In addition, he has released six solo carillon CDs and one of carillon and guitar duets with Belgian guitarist Wim Brioen. For 12 years, along with his wife, Linda, Keldermans was co-owner of American Carillon Music Editions, the largest publisher of new music for the carillon in the world. He served as president of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (GCNA) for five years and on the Board of Directors for nine years. Keldermans and Linda co-authored the book, "Carillon: The Evolution of a Concert Instrument in North America." This book, published in 1996, received critical acclaim both in North America and abroad, and has been used by carillon schools internationally. In 1998, Keldermans and Linda were honored jointly with the Berkeley Medal for distinguished service to the carillon art.

Keldermans studied carillon with Piet van den Broek at the Royal Carillon School in Mechelen, Belgium, from which he graduated “with great distinction.” He also did postgraduate study with Peter Bakker at the Netherlands Carillon School in Amersfoort. Keldermans has a master's degree in carillon performance and campanology from the University of Illinois. His music is played in Europe, North America and Australia.

 

Jeremy ChesmanSeptember 13, 2015 (Sunday), 7:00 PM

Jeremy Chesman

Jeremy Chesman’s performances have been broadcast in the United States, the Netherlands and Japan. He has performed in France, Belgium and Portugal, where he played a recital of American music at the National Palace in Mafra on the European Union’s day of mourning for the events of September 11. Chesman currently serves as University carillonist and associate professor of music at Missouri State University.

Chesman studied carillon with Margo Halsted and Todd Fair at the University of Michigan, where he was the first person to earn a Master of Music degree in Carillon Performance. As a fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation, he studied carillon with Eddy Mariën and composition with Geert D’Hollander at the Royal Carillon School of Belgium, where he earned a Final Diploma with Distinction.

 

Sue BergrenAugust 9, 2015 (Sunday), 7:00 PM

Sue Bergren

Concert Program

Sue Bergren is on staff at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Naperville, Illinois, as the principal organist. She has a Master’s degree in Organ Performance from Northern Illinois University and has served as music director and organist for several churches in the Naperville area. Bergren is active as a carillon recitalist and plays regularly on the Naperville Millennium Carillon. She serves on the board of directors for the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, is a co-editor for the guild’s newsletter, and runs a small publishing company for carillon music. She lives in Naperville with her husband Mark, and shares the joy of being doting grandparents for Roan, their adorable 2-year old granddaughter.

 

Jeremy ChesmanJuly 12, 2015 (Sunday), 7:00 PM

Jeremy Chesman

Jeremy Chesman’s performances have been broadcast in the United States, the Netherlands and Japan. He has performed in France, Belgium and Portugal, where he played a recital of American music at the National Palace in Mafra on the European Union’s day of mourning for the events of September 11. Chesman currently serves as University carillonist and associate professor of music at Missouri State University.

Chesman studied carillon with Margo Halsted and Todd Fair at the University of Michigan, where he was the first person to earn a Master of Music degree in Carillon Performance. As a fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation, he studied carillon with Eddy Mariën and composition with Geert D’Hollander at the Royal Carillon School of Belgium, where he earned a Final Diploma with Distinction.