The Copeland Memorial Chime


Cecil Buchinger

Cecil Buchinger plays the chime on a Sunday Morning

Throughout the years it was a tradition to play the chime daily at 5 PM, on Sundays, and during special occasions such as weddings. Students from the Eastman School of Music often played the chime, in addition to the church organist or assistant organist.

In the 1970s, David Caldwell, a student at the University of Rochester, began a long association with Third's Chime, serving as the official Carillonneur for 11 years. He continued the weekday afternoon tradition, but his favorite time to play was Christmas Eve.

Several members of the church have faithfully continued the tradition: Sandy Gianniny (for 18 years), and recently Linda Adams, Abbie Stevens, Anne Sievers, and Cecil Buchinger.

View and listen to videos of the following hymns (Played by Cecil Buchinger):

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