‘Bells of Banff’ Help Ring Away Pandemic Blues with a little ‘Amazing Grace’

A Brief One from Doug Draper

Posted April 14th, 2020 on Niagara At Large

The church in the Town of Banff, Alberta and the local eacher, Heather Jean Jordan, who plays ‘Amazing Grace’ each day on the bells in the steeple

This past Monday, April 13th, Niagara At Large posted a video of the great Italian singer Andrea Bocelli, standing alone on the steps of a cathedral in Milan, performing a beautiful version of the ‘Amazing Grace’ to a world of people who sure can use the inspirational words of a song like that now.

Shortly after we posted that video, one of our readers, Gail Benjafield of St. Catharines, was kind enough to share a video she received from her sister Karen, who lives in Alberta.

The video features a school teacher in the Town of Banff named Heather Jean Jordan, who has been climbing the steeple of a local place of worship, St. George’s-in-the-Pines Anglican Church, each day since the Coronavirus outbreak shut so much down and playing ‘Amazing Grace’ on the bells for anyone within ear range to hear.

It’s a very nice video so I thought I would post it here. So with thanks to Gail for sharing it, you can hear and watch by clicking on the screen below –

For a story on the ringing of the Bells in Banff, recently posted on the CBC News site, click on https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/banff-bells-church-music-covid-1.5510110

Here is the piece Niagara At Large posted this April 13, featuring Andrea Bocelli singing Amazing Grace. To visit the post, click on the following link – https://niagaraatlarge.com/2020/04/13/we-could-use-a-little-amazing-grace-right-about-now/

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One response to “‘Bells of Banff’ Help Ring Away Pandemic Blues with a little ‘Amazing Grace’

  1. Lew Joanne DeGroat

    Beautiful – enjoyed it so much, especially during such a difficult time


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