Area residents have an opportunity to take in a concert every Sunday night through the end of September with the Nan Elliott Memorial Rose Garden as a backdrop. The Carillon Concert Series hosted by Alton Park & Recreation recently kicked off for the 2012 season. Tomorrow, Ray Bentley will be featured from 5-5:30pm.

As for the backdrop of the Rose Garden, Alton Park & Recreation's Rhonda Lewis says it is spectacular as usual.

 

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Joel Anderson is the city's Rosarian, and spends much of his time tending to the garden.  Back to the music, the musicians will take turns over the summer carillon playing season and are scheduled all the way to September 25th. The electronic carillon boasts the ability to play the bells without any of the musicians.  Look below for a list of the musicians playing this year.

MAY 27 - BARBARA KRAMER

 

JUNE 03 - KENNETH CONRADY

 

JUNE 10 - RAY BENTLEY

 

JUNE 17 - NANCY SEWELL

 

JUNE 24 - PAM STUMPF

 

JULY 01 - MEREDITH RAGSDALE

 

JULY 08 - MARY KAY MOSBY

 

JULY 15 - BARBARA McHUGH

 

JULY 22 - KAREN CAIN

 

JULY 29 - CAROL GRIFFITH

 

AUGUST 05 - ROYCE SAVAGE

 

AUGUST 12 - MARGE PROPES

 

AUGUST 19 - SANDY BECKMAN

 

AUGUST 26 - SUSAN PARTON-STANARD

 

SEPTEMBER 02 - JIM DEDERA

 

SEPTEMBER 09 - DAVE DRILLINGER

 

SEPTEMBER 16 - THELMA BALLARD

 

SEPTEMBER 23 - MARVIN SAVILLE

 

SEPTEMBER 30 - DALE LOCKARD

 

 

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