Dennis Wilson, Naomi Schurr
Enrollment: Unlimited: No advance sign-up
Attendance: Participants welcome at individual sessions
What we do: Ring tower bells in permutations (n!), like Paul Revere (and a bunch of English people) at Old North Church and Church of the Advent in Boston. Learn change-ringing, the traditional British style of ringing bells. We follow mathematical patterns instead of sheet music to ring up to 8 large tower bells with each bell controlled by a single rope.
Change ringing = Combinatorics + Music. Those changes in the order of the bells’ sounding that constitute a method are governed by 4 rules: (a) no bell may move more than one position at each change/row; (b) each bell sounds once in each row; (c) no row is repeated; and (d) the ringing begins and ends in Rounds.
Curious? Learn more on our group website, under the "Ring with Us" section: http://bellringers.scripts.mit.edu/www/, or just come on out and join us!
Please wear comfortable, warm clothes. No previous musical experience necessary. IAP is a great time for first-time learners! We often go out to eat after practice, and you are welcome to join us. The Guild of Bellringers is a secular organization. All are welcome.
Meet at Lobby 7 at the designated times (or let us know if you'll be there a little later, so we can wait for you.) T-fare to the tower is provided.
Sponsor(s): Guild of Bellringers
Contact: Dennis Wilson, (434) 214-0531, DENNISW@MIT.EDU
Rehearsal starts at 7pm, so we will meet in Lobby 7 at 6:30 to take the T to the Church of the Advent, which is in Beacon Hill. T fare is provided. Wear warm clothes as we will walk from Charles MGH station to the Church.
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