Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Power of Music

My friend and colleague Timothy Robson lives a bit of a double life- in addition to being a librarian (currently interim University Librarian) at CWRU, he has been the organist and music director of the Euclid Avenue Congregational Church for over 25 years. Tim performed the music for our wedding last summer at Amasa Stone Chapel.

Last week, a horrific fire burned the church to the ground. In addition to losing the building and the organ that Tim played each week, he also lost his complete personal library of organ music. While insurance can rebuild walls and replace carpeting, there are so many things it cannot replace, and Tim's music is a prime example.

Since the church is surely not a building, the congregation has begun to move forward, even in the short week since the fire. One of our local television news channels produced a wonderful piece about Tim and the church, which I've embedded below.

1 comment:

Jane said...

How devastating! I remember driving by that church--you pointed it out to me.