St. James Episcopal Cathedral, Chicago, IL

St. James Episcopal Cathedral in the Near North Side Chicago neighborhood is known for its exquisite choir and organ music. Not surprisingly, they complete their sacral soundscape with bells. The talented and gracious Stephen Buzzard, the organist and choirmaster, showed me around one afternoon. The chimestand for the ten-bell chime was replaced many years ago …

Chicago Bells on the Radio

Chicago's Curious City radio show on WBEZ recently did a show on its city's bells! The crew did a marvelous job showcasing the different kinds of bells still rung by people-zvons, rings, chimes, carillon, kansho, and rin gong. Yours truly was interviewed for the show, naturally. Take a listen. And check out the interactive graphic.