ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) — The art of playing the carillon originated more than 500 years ago in Europe. Today, there are more than 180 carillons in the United States and Canada. The Mayo Clinic is the only medical center in North America to have a carillon.
Now, thanks to technology installed this week, audiences from around the world will be able to hear and see the carillon in all its glory.
“The carillon is iconic of the mission of Mayo Clinic. We believe in medicine as an art as well as a science and the carillon has been a fixture of our campus in Rochester since 1928,” stated Mayo Clinic Heritage Days Program Chair, Matthew Dacy.
It is also known as the Rochester Carillon since the Mayo brothers intended its music to be enjoyed by people throughout the community.
Now with a permanently mounted webcam as well as a sophisticated audio system, the carillon can be enjoyed by everyone.
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