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Charles Semowich         Charles Semowich plays the carillon at Albany City Hall in Albany, NY. He studied carillon at the University of Michigan and is past president of the Friends of the Albany City Carillon. Dr. Semowich performed on the carillon for the inauguration of NY Governor George E. Pataki, on Jan 1., 1999 and 2004.

        He has performed concerts on carillons in the USA including carillons at Yale, Smith College, Middlebury College, First Presbyterian Church at Stamford, Conn.,Luray, Va., Iowa State University, Mercersburg, Pa., University of Massachustts, Trinity U. M. Church, Springfield, Mass. Norwich University and others. Dr. Semowich composes for the carillon as well. His piece, Fantasy for Carillon, has been performed on the Arvella Schuller Carillon at the Crystal Cathedral, and his Variations on Auld Lang Syne(among others) for carillon was published by Fenwick Parva Press. Many of his works are included in the collection of the New York State Library. He has appeared on television performing carillon and is a well-known organist in the region. In addition, Mr. Semowich's composition for handbells was the prize winner at the 1987 Regina Bell Ringers Competition.

 


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