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THREE MINNESOTA BELL PLAYERS - Dean Robinson, carillonneur of the Rochester Carillon at the Mayo Clinic (left), Tony Hill, Chair of the City Hall Carillon Committee (now the Tower Bell Foundation), Minneapolis (center), and David Johnson, carillonneur of House of Hope Presbyterian Church, St. Paul (right), met for a photo on a Sunday afternoon in June 2001.
ENGINEERING STUDY FOR THE BELLS - Minneapolis engineer William M. Volna stands next to the bourdon. Volna is advising the Foundation on issues related to the renovation and expansion of the instrument.
BELLS CONTRIBUTED TO TWINS PENNANT DRIVE - The bells played for Twins home games for the last two months of the 2002 season. Retired Twins great Tony Oliva poses with chair Tony Hill at the press conference to announce this. (The bells also played in 2003. The Twins won the American League Central Division both years.)
Tony Hill, chair of the Tower Bell Foundation (then known as the City Hall Carillon Committee), speaks at an August 2002 press conference to announce the bell concerts for the Twins. At right is Mayor R.T. Rybak.
BELFRY VISIT - Tony Hill, Chair of the Tower Bell Foundation, visits Gordon Slater, Dominion Carillonneur of Canada, in his player's nest in the Peace Tower of the Houses of Parliament in Ottawa. Slater has been Canada's official carillonneur since age 27. At right is the clavier, by which Slater rings the carillon's 53 bells. The room is below the clock in the photo below.
A BELLFOUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER - Hervey Bagot, head of Bagot Bellfoundries in Australia, visited our tower during a tour of Midwestern bell facilities in June 1999.
A VISITOR FROM THE OTHER TWIN - David Johnson, carillonneur of House of Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Paul, inspects some of the bells at our installation in Minneapolis, including the smallest bell, in August 2004.
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