Rochester, NY – This Sunday evening, December 16, 2012, the historic Tower Bells of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School (CRCDS) will play traditional Christmas music for a special event that is free and open to the public.
Families are invited to take advantage of this traditional celebration of Christmas as a chance to reflect on the holiday away from the hustle and bustle of shopping and other worries of the season.
Lead by a restored 1470-pipe chapel organ, attendees will be welcome to sing classic Christmas carols following the bell-ringing in the peaceful setting of the Samuel Colgate Memorial Chapel. Warm refreshments and cookies will also be available.
A guided tour of the CRCDS campus–alight with paper lanterns–will also be given free of charge.
- EVENT: “Bells on the Hill”
- DATE: Sunday, December 16, 2012
- TIME: 4:00–5:00 pm
- PLACE: Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, 1100 S. Goodman Street, Rochester, NY 14620
ABOUT THE TOWER BELLS
The Bells were installed into the Tower in 1937. Salvaged from a burned down Presbyterian church in Rochester, they were handcrafted by Meneely Bell Foundry of West Troy, New York. The company began manufacturing bells in 1826 for churches and public buildings throughout the US and across Europe. They operate on a unique electronic system nearly extinct today. The heaviest bell is 2,000 pounds, while the lightest is 150 pounds.
For more information, please contact Chris White at (585)340-9669.