Courtyard Carillon Concert Set for May 20th
Guest carillonneur Parker Ludwig will perform a spring carillon concert Saturday, May 20th at 4:00pm in the church courtyard.
Ludwig is a carillonneur and organist from Salt Lake City, Utah. He completed his Bachelor of Music degree at Brigham Young University in 2016, where he was an associate carillonneur.
He is a member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (GCNA), and played his exam recital at the 2016 GCNA Congress at Yale University.
Ludwig holds a position as guest organist at the Mormon Tabernacle on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. He won first place in the 2011 regional competition for young organists sponsored by the American Guild of Organists. He currently resides in Omaha and is a medical student at Creighton University.
First-Plymouth’s carillon, the first true carillon in Nebraska, was dedicated in 1931. The original 48 bells were cast by John Taylor & Sons Foundry in Loughborough, England.
A major renovation was completed in 1990 that replaced the framework and increased the number of bells to 57. The largest bell weighs more than 5,000 pounds and the smallest bell weighs 30 pounds.
This outdoor concert is free and open to the public. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to the courtyard and enjoy this beautiful and majestic instrument. In case of rain, the concert can be heard inside.