Germantown Country Dancers Presents

GCD February Social

Check out some of the highlights from our February GCD Social. Please note that we only include recordings when presenters give us permission to do so (and when your website manager/Zoom host successfully recorded the presentation).

February 2021 GCD Social

From the Caller’s Perspective

Joanne Reiner Wilkinson

Choice Morsels: Janet Tebbel, carillonneur

All carillon playings, programs, events are posted on Facebook (for First United Methodist Church of Germantown only). We present a summer recital series during the month of July with professional carillonneurs from around the world. Monday evenings at 7:30. The church is at 6001 Germantown Ave, we listen from the garden of Wyck (historic house) at 6026 Germantown Ave or elsewhere in the neighborhood. Freewill donation.

YouTube people to explore: Geert D'hollander (Bok Tower Gardens FL), Boudewijn Zwart, Frank Steijns

Beware of carillon imitations with speakers and automatic players which have no dynamic control. Instruments with less than 23 bells (2 octaves) are called chimes. Swinging bells in England (and some in North America) are "change ringing."

  • Facebook Website: Friends of the Carillon
  • Information on carillons
  • More info on carillons
  • If you are searching for a specific instrument
  • To get on the FUMCOG carillon events mailing list
  • Farewell Song

    Jane McCarty & Michael Bell

    Breakout Rooms

    Question #1: Tell us about anything unexpected that happened during the recent snowstorm.
    Question #2: Tell us about something new that you have learned or tried.

    Room names:

    Love Always
    Cupid's Garden
    Leslie's Valentine
    Love and Cherish
    Cross My Heart
    Cupid's Bridge

    Social time after the program

    There was a discussion of games and movies, and we were asked to share favorites mentioned.

  • Pandemic - cooperative game
  • Ticket to Ride in person or online
  • Cooperative Games: Forbidden Island, Forbidden Desert

  • To watch:
  • Death to 2020 on Netflix. Very funny!
  • Netflix: Borgen
  • Netflix: Call My Agent
  • Netflix: Pretend It's a City