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Re: Fw: Bellringer Exchange

This seems like a great opportunity! I went once, and would highly
recommend. Ringing the Mother Earth bell by standing inside it and swinging
the clapper is quite the experience.


On Tue, Jan 3, 2023, 07:47 Abigail Noelle Timmel via Boston-change-ringers 
boston-change-ringers cosmos phy tufts edu> wrote:

> Hi all,
> It took me a little while to realize this went to an MIT internal address
> which I am probably responsible for; sorry about the delay in passing it
> on.  I responded saying this would be cool and referred them to Kat about
> visiting and the logistics of going to their practice with Old North
> service ringing being right before.
> ________________________________
> From: Ty Kannegieter <tkannegieter college harvard edu>
> Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2022 4:50 PM
> To: guild-of-bellringers-contact
> Cc: Tessa Conrardy; Connor Chung
> Subject: Bellringer Exchange
> Salve amicis,
> My name's Ty, and I'm one of the co-presidents of Harvard's Lowell House
> Bellringer Society. I was recently made aware of MIT's bellringing 
> society,
> and we were wondering if you and your organization of bellringers would 
> be
> interested in potentially visiting each other's bellringing sessions?
> As you may or may not know, we ring Russian style bells on our side of
> Cambridge. Lowell House notably housed the bells of the Danilov Monastery
> (seat of the Russian Orthodox church) during the 20th century. Today, we
> ring a replica set of the Danilov bells, only ours have additionally been
> tuned to a western scale. This makes our bells the only ordained Russian
> bells able to play melodies of classics such as Orff's "O Fortuna!" or
> George Michael's "Last Christmas". Our largest bell, Mother Earth 
> (pictured
> below), weigns some 13000 kg, and is in fact, quite awesome. It's kinda
> neat if you ask me.
> We would love to arrange a time or times where we visit each other's
> ringings! We ring sundays at 1pm, and it appears you have a ringing on
> Saturdays as well as Sundays. Would you potentially want to organize a
> weekend where some of our members visit your practice at the Old North
> Church on Saturday and some of you attend our ringing the following 
> Sunday?
> We would love to share bellringing knowledge and get to know our fellow
> ringers!
> Please let me know, and happy holidays!
> Best,
> Ty
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