Luray Singing Tower
The Luray Singing Tower holds a busy recital season that is played primarily by the staff carillonneur, Dr. Andrea McCrady, but also features guest musicians as well as community services at the base of the tower.
All recitals are free and feature Patriotic, Folk, Hymn Melodies, Classical Music, Original Compositions for the Carillon, and popular melodies.
Recitals for the 2022 Season begin Saturday, May 28th and conclude on Monday September 5th, 2022
2022 Recital Schedule
Saturday Recitals 7pm
Sunday Recitals 3pm
Additional Holiday Recitals
Memorial Day - Monday, May 30th, 2022 at 3pm
July 4th - Monday, July 4th, 2022 at 3pm
Labor Day - Monday, September 5th, 2022 at 3pm
Guest Carillonneur Recitals
Jesse Ratcliffe - Monday, May 2nd at 7pm
Alpha & Omega Duo - Mary McFarland and Kailey Lawing - Saturday, June 18th at 7pm & Sunday, June 19th at 3pm
Liam Flood - Saturday, June 25th at 7pm and Sunday, June 26th at 3pm
(all recitals subject to change)
Guest Carillonneur Information
Saturday, June 18th at 7pm & Sunday, June 19th at 3pm
Alpha & Omega Duo
ALPHA and OMEGA DUO The Alpha and Omega Duo (Great-Grandmother and Great-Granddaughter Team) formed seven years ago. Mary McFarland earned her BA at Madison College (now James Madison University), and her MM at East Carolina University. She is a professional Carillonneur in the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America. Kailey Lawing is a senior at East Carolina University where she is studying Sociology and Music. Her major instrument is flute. She is Colorguard captain for the Marching Pirates and president of the Tau Bets Sigma Honorary Band Sorority. Mary is carillonneur at First Presbyterian Church in Belmont, North Carolina, and Kailey is her assistant.
Saturday, June 25th at 7pm & Sunday, June 26th at 3pm
A native of Chicago living far from home in Washington, D.C., Liam Flood is a student at the North American Carillon School. His performance instructor is Lisa Lonie, and he also receives informal instruction from fellow D.C. resident Hunter Chase. He studied chemical engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; more importantly, he joined a small club that rang a 15-bell chime on campus. He taught himself to read and play music for the small instrument and later taught others to do the same. Following his graduation in 2020, he enrolled at the carillon school. By day, he works as a data scientist.