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Veteran’s Day Carillon Concert

November 11, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

To mark the 100-year anniversary of the Armistice of 1918 and to commemorate the loss of more than 70 million military personnel, bell towers and carillons across the globe will ring their bells on November 11, 2018. Towers will also perform concerts including the WORLD PREMIERE of A Sacred Suite, music composed for the international endeavor by Bok Tower Gardens’ Carillonneur Geert D’hollander.

Joining the world in musical unity, Bok Tower Gardens will participate with a bell ringing ceremony at 12:30pm followed by live concerts at 1pm and 3pm. D’hollander will premiere his composition, A Sacred Suite, at both concerts.

This Veterans Day also marks the first time D’hollander will perform as an American citizen as he took the Oath of Allegiance on October 26.

Beginning with Bok Tower Gardens’ first Carillonneur, Anton Brees, and the Singing Tower Carillon has performed special concerts dedicated to the memory of veterans for decades providing musical solace for their friends and family. This tradition continues with Geert D’hollander whose musical composition; A Sacred Suite will serve as a global reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made by veterans from around the world.

Join Bok Tower Gardens musical salute of gratitude on November 11. Ceremony begins at 12:30pm. Carillon Concerts follow at 1pm and 3pm. Included with general admission or membership. Veteran’s Day admission is offered FREE to all branches of the military; active, retired, and disabled veterans with valid ID.


November 11, 2018
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Bok Tower Gardens


Bok Tower Gardens
1151 Tower Boulevard
Lake Wales, Florida 33853 United States
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