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Re: Fw: Bellringer Exchange

Hi all -
During the early days of the COVID pandemic I had the privilege to join a
Zoom session with the Harvard bellringers of Lowell House. I know a few
of our MIT ringers have visited Harvard Lowell House, and one of the monks
from the Danilov Monastery visited us at Church of the Advent. Mathematics
Professor Noam Elkies and a few of his colleagues were on the Zoom and I
was so glad to meet them virtually as I work in IT at Harvard. Here's a
quick article about their bells:

I'd encourage us to connect wherever possible with the Harvard bells and
the Boston ringers of Church of the Advent and Old North in Boston!


On Tue, Jan 3, 2023 at 7:47 AM 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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