Thanks to St. John’s Episcopal Church in Troy for hosting the first of our Sudden Services on Sunday, October 29. A modest-sized group of about 20 people took in the priceless architecture and ornamentation. A tour after service added to that atmosphere. Chimer Andrew Mace played St. John’s rare, 11-bell Meneely chime. Guests also viewed the church’s recent restoration effort, which removed years of candle soot to reveal chapel murals attributed to muralist and Tiffany mosaic master Jacob Adolphus Holzer.
TAP, Inc and partner Historic Albany Foundation are planning three other Sudden Services flash mobs during the coming year. This project has been funded in part by a grant from the John E. Streb Fund for New York of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.