Altgeld Chimes Centenary Celebration to Feature Special Concert


The Altgeld Chimes mark 100 years with a special performance on October 30 at 3:00 PM. Joined by the Marching Illini, this concert will be performed live at Altgeld Hall, and will be livestreamed for those not able to attend in person. 

The Altgeld Chimes did not have an easy start. In the wake of both the First World War, and the 1918 Flu Pandemic, the commissioning and installation of the Chimes were met with many challenges. Read about the Ringing of a New Era in this article by Dave Evenson. 

The concert will be followed by a webinar exploring the history and impact of Altgeld Hall, and plans for its future.

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Read more in this story by Jodi Heckel. 

Photo: Fred Zwicky, UI Public Affairs

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