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IAP 2005 Activity

Change Ringing in the Tower
John Danaher, James Whiting, Oliver Kosut
Thu Jan 6, 06:30-09:00pm, Lobby 7
Sat Jan 8, 10:30am-01:00pm, Lobby 7
Thu Jan 13, 06:30-09:00pm, Lobby 7
Sat Jan 15, 10:30am-01:00pm, Lobby 7
Thu Jan 20, 06:30-09:00pm, Lobby 7
Sat Jan 22, 10:30am-01:00pm, Lobby 7
Thu Jan 27, 06:30-09:00pm, Lobby 7
Sat Jan 29, 10:30am-01:00pm, Lobby 7

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Repeating event. Participants welcome at any session

Change ringing is the traditional British style of ringing bells, brought over to the States in colonial times. (Paul Revere was a bellringer.) We follow mathematical patterns instead of sheet music to ring up to 8 large tower bells (weighing up to a ton each!), with each bell controlled by a single rope.

We'll meet in Lobby 7 at 6:30pm Thursdays and 10:30am Saturdays, then head over to Boston to ring (T tokens supplied). Thursdays we ring at the Church of the Advent, near Beacon Hill, and Saturday mornings we're at the Old North Church in the North End. Come see the view out the top of the steeple, listen to us ring, and try it yourself. Previous musical experience is completely unnecessary.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/bellringers/www
Contact: John Danaher, 32-G875, 718-9814, jsd@mit.edu
Sponsor: Guild of Bellringers
Latest update: 02-Dec-2004

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