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Silence of the Bells: Sunset Meditation

On March 9, 2021, at noon EST, a moment of silence will be held to acknowledge the events of the past year—the struggle and loss, the compassion and heroism—and to consider how we will move forward together in the year ahead.
Westminster Chime will remain silent for the daytime hours. Hopeman Carillon will end the day with a ring of musical meditation at sundown 6:30 to 7 p.m.  

Program list:

  • A call to meditate: "Shahnaz" from Belonging: Mourning Call, Ruiter-Feenstra
  • Zvon healing ring "Healing Bells," Plyve Kacha, Ukrainian Folk Song, Ruiter-Feenstra & Jet Schouten
  • A prayer song "O Palanhare," arr. Balonek
  • A prayer song "Oseh Shalom," arr. Sterling
  • A song for appreciation of human life "John Anderson, My Joe, John," by Knox, arr. Barnes
  • Medicine song "There is a Balm in Gilead," Spiritual, arr. Courter
  • A ballad of courage in face of danger "Daniel in the Lion's Den" Spiritual, arr. Barnes
  • A blessing "On Eagle's Wings, "Joncas

The day of silence complements our program on Friday, February 29, when the students of the Arthur Satz Music Department’s Carillon Society, tolled the carillon 500 times in remembrance of the more than 500,000 people in the United States who have died from COVID-19. In the evening, the online concert, “UR in Loving Memory,” was dedicated to those who have suffered hardships or loss this past year, available on Youtube at Bells460 for a limited time.

Tuesday, March 9 at 6:30pm to 7:00pm

Eastman Quadrangle
Eastman Quadrangle Rochester, NY 14627

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