Baylor Celebrates Lent and Holy Week With Carillon Recital in Founders Mall

March 22, 2013

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WACO, Texas (Mar. 22, 2013) -The musical melody of more than 22 tons of bronze bells will infuse campus in celebration of Lent and Holy Week.

Baylor University carillonneur Lynnette Geary will perform a sacred recital at 5 p.m. Friday, March 22, on Baylor's McLane Carillon in Pat Neff Hall Tower.

Geary will open the program with the "Doxology," as arranged for carillon by Geary's late predecessor, Herbert Colvin. Next she will play Milford H. Myhre's "Prelude on 'The King's Majesty'," followed by "A Somber Pavan" by Ronald Barnes and Beverly Buchanan's setting of the anonymous hymn tune "Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days."

Her program will close with two arrangements by Beverly Buchanan: Johann Crüger's "Ah, Holy Jesus" and then Edward Miller's "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross."

The recital is free and open to the public. Weather permitting, guests are invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets to Founders Mall in front of Pat Neff Hall. Printed programs will be distributed just prior to the performance.

For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.

Due to the Easter holiday, Baylor University will not hold classes and will close administrative offices Friday, March 29, through Monday, April 1, while other university facilities will modify their hours. Baylor Law School will be closed on Friday but will resume classes on Monday.

All residence halls will be open during the holiday.

by Rebecca Malzahn, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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