Cleveland Classical's Daniel Hathaway Chats with George Leggiero


The McGaffin Carillon at 50: a chat with carillonneur George Leggiero

by Daniel Hathaway

As a high school student, George Leggiero enjoyed collecting chiming clocks. When he arrived as a freshman at Case Western Reserve University, he couldn’t help but notice the mammoth chiming timepiece in the tower of the Church of the Covenant — especially when he moved next door into Mather House for his junior and senior years. “My room overlooked the tower, so you either got to love the bells or you moved,” he said in a telephone conversation.

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