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Check out this video on the history of the Altgeld Chimes

When U of I began it’s renovations of the Altgeld tower earlier this year, it’s daily chime concerts were put on hold. This long time tradition is still missed, especially as students and faculty are making their way back to campus this week. 

Video producer, Anne Lukeman of U of I, created this 10 minute video that gives a tour and history lesson on the Altgeld Tower and it’s chimes. In the video, Sue Wood, a retired chimes player of 45 years, is interviewed. The video is also accompanied by the music and songs of Altgeld. 

The chimes players are expected to be performing concerts, sometime next year. 

To experience the video and read more about the making of the video, check it out here, and on Youtube

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