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Fourth Carillonneur Ever Named at Bok Tower Gardens

Oct 19, 2012
Steve Newborn / WUSF

The bell tower at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales is revered enough as a place to perform that there have been only three carillonneurs  in it's 83-year history. Now, there's a fourth. 

In the entire 83-year history of Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, only three resident carillonneurs have performed in the bell tower. Number four is on the way. Geert D'hollander, carillonneur at the main cathedral in Antwerp, Belgium, was named as the newest inhabitant of the famed "Singing Tower."

2-Way with Newest Carillonneur at Bok Tower Gardens

Oct 19, 2012
Courtesy Bok Tower Gardens

In the entire 83-year history of Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, only three resident carillonneurs have performed in the bell tower. Now, there's a fourth. Geert D'hollander, carillonneur at the main cathedral in Antwerp, Belgium, was named as the newest inhabitant of the famed "Singing Tower." WUSF's Steve Newborn got a rare tour of the 205 ft tower and talked with D'Hollander about why Bok Tower is considered so special by this select group of musicians.

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