Updated: May 14, 2021 06:25 PM
Created: May 14, 2021 03:01 PM
(ABC 6 News) -Since 1928, when the carillon was installed in the tower on top of the Plummer Building, listeners had to be within a few blocks in downtown Rochester to enjoy a concert in real-time.
But that will soon change.
Fast forward nearly 100 years, and in part to new technology being installed, people from throughout the world will be able to hear and see the carillon in action.
The Carillon, a 40,000-lb. instrument with 56-bells, has long been a part of the healing mission of Mayo Clinic, beloved by patients, employees, and the community.
Mayo Clinic is the only medical center in North America to have one.
"We're excited the first time to broadcast live to the world and to build out a digital library so it's fun to see this historic instrument take on a 21st digital application," says Matthew Dacy, Director, Mayo Clinic Heritage Hall.
"I think that is part of the fun in it, knowing that you reach not just a dedicated audience, it's not people who have paid for a ticket to sit down and see the symphony or something. It's just people on their way throughout the day at different points," Mayo Clinic Carillonneur Austin Ferguson said.
A concert premiering the live stream event was held Friday, May 14 aand can be viewed here..
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