Sunday, October 23, 2016, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Cathedral Church of St. Paul | Des Moines, 815 High Street, Des Moines, IA US 50309

Coordinator: John Zickefoose |

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Renowned carillonneur Tin-Shi Tam will give a concert on the Windsor Memorial Carillon to benefit the five-day-a-week free lunch program, called "Connection Cafe". The cafe is Des Moines' ecumenical eatery, serving homeless and low income individuals and families in downtown Des Moines. Connection Cafe is the brainchild of "The Bridge" churches: St. John's Lutheran, St. Ambrose Cathedral, First United Methodist, and the Cathedral Church of St. Paul.

The benefit begins at 3 pm in the lower level of St. Paul's (the Undercroft) with a silent auction. Guests will enjoy light hors d'oeurves and beverages. The carillon concert by Dr.Tin-Shi Tam begins at 4 pm. 

A celebrated artist on carillon and organ, Dr. Tam has given recitals in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, and the United States. She was a featured carillon recitalist at the Festival International de Carillon en Côte d'Or in France, the Twelfth International Carillon Festival at Bok Tower Gardens in Florida, and the Congresses of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America at Princeton University, The University of Michigan, Ball State University, and Grand Valley State University. In 2008, TAM represented the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America to perform at the World Carillon Federation Congress in Groningen, The Netherlands. As an organ soloist, Dr. Tam has collaborated with Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra at the Opening Festival of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. It was followed by a performance at National Concert Hall in Taiwan, R.O.C. She also appeared as a guest soloist with the Central Iowa Symphony, and was a featured artist at organ dedications.

Learn more about Connection Cafe  

Hear Tin-Shi Tam play the carillon