Music Recitals

During the program year, special Elizabeth Chapel Organ Recitals and Summer Carillon Recitals feature visiting performers.

During July, carillonneurs from around the world present afternoon recitals on the Noyes Carillon. Attendees listen from various outdoor locations and, in inclement weather, from suitable indoor sites. Don’t miss this video-tour of the House of Hope Bell Tower with Dr. David Johnson

Please click here to watch Dr. Aaron David Miller play the four organs of House of Hope. 

If you would like to learn more about all the instruments at House of Hope, please click here.


Upcoming Recitals

2018 Summer Carillon Recital Series

The 24th Annual House of Hope Summer Carillon Recital Series opens with the traditional Independence Day program performed by House of Hope Carillonneur Dave Johnson. Recitalists from a broad spectrum within the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America promise another varied and exciting season.

Information on summer carillon recitals throughout North America is available at (see Events and News, Summer Recitals). And don’t miss the July-August Anchor for comprehensive biographical information on all the recitalists. 

The 2018 Carillon Recital Series is supported by a generous grant in memory of Sanford “Sandy” Moss, made at the recommendation of Harold and Grace Kurtz, executors of the Moss estate.

July 4 – Dave Johnson 

July 8 – Sue Bergren 

Assistant Carillonneur at the Naperville
Millennium Carillon, Naperville

July 15 – Hunter Chase
Doctoral candidate in Mathematics at the University of Illinois, Chicago

July 22 – Kimberly Schafer
Founder of Chicago Bell Advocates, an organization that encourages restoration and utilization of all types of bells in the Chicago area

July 29 – Laura Ellis
Associate Professor of Music and Carillonneur at the University of Florida, Gainesville

August 5 – Dave Johnson
All recitals begin at 4 p.m.