Come celebrate the Easter Season by attending a lunchtime Carillon Concert every Wednesday during the Easter Season (March 30th – May 11th) from 12:40–1 p.m. at Christ Cathedral Campus. Bring your lunch, and hear the bells ring out beautiful melodies of Easter joy at this free concert series!
On the 10th anniversary of the Crystal Cathedral, this beautiful 236-foot Bell Tower was dedicated. As one of Orange County’s tallest structures, the tower is comprised of highly polished, mirrored quality, stainless steel prisms forming a spectacular spire which catches the light from all directions. This Philip Johnson-designed completion of the former Crystal Cathedral houses a 52-bell carillon named in honor of Dr. Schuller’s wife, Arvella Schuller. The spire has been named the Crean Tower honoring John and Donna Crean who provided a large gift to begin construction in 1988.
This concert series will feature Carillonneur, Melissa Weidner. Ms. Weidner is a professional musician in Southern California, specializing in keyboard instrument performance. She is currently active throughout Orange County as a piano tuner and technician, church musician, and carillon recitalist. Weidner holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Theory degree from the University of Oregon, and a Master of Music in Sacred Music degree from The Catholic University of America. Weidner began her carillon study at The Catholic University of America with Robert Grogan. In 2009, Weidner passed the carillonneur advancement examination at the Congress of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America. She has given carillon recitals in seven different states, including performances at Yale University and Princeton University.