University of Rochester

EVENT: Hopeman Memorial Carillon Summer Recital Series, featuring Tim Sleep of Illinois

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, on the Eastman Quadrangle in front of Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochester’s River Campus

Note: Parking is available on University lots.

July 11, 2005

The Hopeman Memorial Carillon Summer Recital Series at the University of Rochester concludes Monday, Aug. 1, with a performance by Tim Sleep. A retired band director and middle school principal and long-time church musician, Sleep performs regularly on the Millennium Carillon in Naperville, Ill., and in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel in Chicago.

The concert is free and begins at 7 p.m., rain or shine, on the Eastman Quadrangle on the River Campus.

Sleep will perform a variety of music, including classical selections like the “Danse Boheme” from the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet and a medley of songs by American composer George M. Cohan. Sleep is a carillonneur member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, a professional membership based on an applicant’s examination and recital. He currently serves as organist for Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church and Knox Presbyterian Church in Naperville.

The University of Rochester’s Hopeman Memorial Carillon, an instrument of bells connected to a keyboard, is located in the landmark tower of Rush Rhees Library. It is one of only six carillons in New York State and contains 50 bells that were imported from Holland. Its total weight is 6,668 pounds. Concertgoers can sit anywhere on the Eastman Quadrangle in front of the library to enjoy the music.

For more information, contact (585) 275-2828.