Date & Price
Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Free with Gardens Admission
Lisa Lonie is the carillonneur at Princeton University; St. Thomas Church, Whitemarsh; and The Church of the Holy Trinity in Philadelphia, home of the oldest carillon in North America.
More about Lisa Lonie
Lonie began her carillon studies as a teenager with Frank Law, carillonneur at the Washington Memorial National Carillon in Valley Forge, PA and continued with Frank DellaPenna. She was the carillonneur of the Schneider Carillon at Trinity Church in Holland, PA for more than 15 years. Lonie is a carillonneur member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, former chair of the Examinations Committee, and has served on its Board of Directors and assorted committees. She also serves as a regional instructor for the North American Carillon School and maintains a robust carillon teaching studio at Princeton.
Known for her musical wit and creative programming, Lonie is a frequent recitalist throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. She has performed in internationally acclaimed carillon festivals, as well as for several national congresses of The Guild ofCarillonneurs in North America, as guest carillonneur for the 2002 National Convention of the American Guild of Organists, and for several congresses of the World Carillon Federation. Most notably, she performed in the Bok Tower International Carillon Festival in 2017 presenting recitals both as a soloist and with duet partner Janet Tebbel (The Treblemakers).
Lonie is also one of the featured performers on the CD recording, Princeton Carillon, Class of 1892 and on the NBC television special Ringing in the Holidays at Longwood Gardens. Now in its third pressing, her solo CD of carillon music, The Bells of Christmas at Longwood Gardens, has sold more than 10,000 copies.
Lonie studied piano with Nancy Turner of Philadelphia and is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with dual degrees in German and economics. Besides her musical interests, Lonie is the Executive Assistant to the President of Salus University. Lonie resides in Blue Bell, PA with husband, Paul, their children, and assorted wildlife.