LV Charter Arts High School – Performs at Lehigh University, Tuesday 11/10 @ Noon

Charter School
Peggie's Bell

TOMORROW, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH @ 12:00 NOON (rain or shine)
Lehigh University Sacred Grove area at Brodhead & Packer; The green space, steps north of Alumni Memorial Hall.

Tomorrow at noon The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts Choir under the direction of David Macbeth will be performing in Peggie’s Bell.  The bell is an acoustic space produced by the Lehigh University Department of Art, Architecture and Design, build by interdisciplinary students from AAD and the College of Engineering under the direction of Professors’ Richard Kroeker and Anthony Viscardi.  A design-build project, it was funded as part of the The Hammerschlag Design Series.

The bell is activated by the human voice.  It is intended for the use of singers, singing groups, and other seeking a place for conversation, contemplation or for playing with sound.  Peggie’s Bell is being built by adapting a tile vault building technique brought to America by Rafael Guastavino (1842-1908) and used by him to build many public spaces.  Peggie (Peggie Sisson 1922-2015) was a dance teacher whose love of music and dance inspired this singing bell.


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