Stamford carillonneur spirals toward heavens to play faithful tunes

Like most musicians, Marietta Douglas has a special connection to the instrument she plays, even if that means climbing a 99-step spiral staircase to get to it.



Douglas has been climbing the stairs to play the bells inside of the tower at the First Presbyterian Church in Stamford since 1981.



She says most people do not assume anyone is up there playing the bells.



Douglas says she will continue to play the bells until she can no longer climb the stairs.



Besides church bells, a variety of concerts are held at the First Presbyterian Church in Stamford every Thursday at 7 p.m.


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