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IAP 2006 Activity

Change Ringing in the Tower
Amy Moore, James Whiting
Thu Jan 12, 06:30-09:00pm, Lobby 7
Sat Jan 14, 10:30am-01:00pm, Lobby 7
Thu Jan 19, 06:30-09:00pm, Lobby 7
Sat Jan 21, 10:30am-01:00pm, Lobby 7
Thu Jan 26, 06:30-09:00pm, Lobby 7
Sat Jan 28, 10:30am-01:00pm, Lobby 7
Thu Feb 2, 06:30-09:00pm, Lobby 7
Sat Feb 4, 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: Amy Moore, amymoore@mit.edu
Sponsor: Guild of Bellringers
Latest update: 09-Jan-2006

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