Come downtown to listen to Christmas Tower Tunes Live concert Thursday from 5:15 – 5:30 pm
The Tower Tunes Live Concerts are live concerts played on the carillon by local musicians known as Mahanay Maestros. The Maestros select their own music for the 15 minute concert presented daily from 12:15 – 12:30 pm. The genres range from hymns to Disney! Visitors never know what will be played. Some of the musicians select a theme that may give listeners a chance to “know their tunes” as they play from a certain composer or theme such as “love songs”. We encourage listeners to listen from a block away to hear the full effect of all of the bells. There is seating available on the Bell Tower Plaza too. We appreciate the Mahanay Maestro volunteers as they share their musical talents for the community to enjoy. These concerts will not be presented on Facebook Live because of copyright laws for music. Please plan to come in person to hear these special concerts.
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.