Lisa Lonie and Janet Tebbel, Philadelphia, PA
Monday, August 12, 7 p.m.
Preconcert carillon tours and demonstrations 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (every 15 minutes)
Lisa Lonie performs regularly on the oldest carillon (1882) in North America, located at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Philadelphia. Also, she is the carillonneur at St. Thomas' Church, Whitemarsh and Princeton University. Previously, she was the carillonneur of the Schneider Carillon at Trinity Church in Holland, PA. She is a carillonneur member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (GCNA), the former chair of its Examinations Committee, and has served on its Board of Directors. Lonie began her carillon studies at the Washington Memorial National Carillon in Valley Forge. Known for her musical wit and creative programming, she is a frequent recitalist throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe, and has performed in internationally acclaimed carillon festivals. Lonie is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with dual degrees in German and economics. Besides her musical interests, she is an executive assistant at Salus University.
Janet Tebbel is the carillonneur of two carillons in the historic Germantown section of Philadelphia. She has served as carillonneur of the First United Methodist Church of Germantown. In addition, she has been the carillonneur of the Miraculous Medal Shrine since 2002. Tebbel began her carillon studies at the University of Michigan and continued to play at the University of Rochester, New York, while earning a master’s degree in organ at the Eastman School of Music. She spent a year at the Royal Carillon School in Mechelen, Belgium, and earned a final diploma from the school. Tebbel has played recitals throughout North America and Europe, and became a carillonneur member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America in 1974. She has served the Guild on the Board of Directors, as corresponding secretary, and on the Membership Enhancement Committee. A former music teacher, she has more recently held positions in music education, carillon playing, church organ work, and as conductor of handbell choirs.