Schedule Overview
July 8-13, 2012



2012 Convention Article from the Winter issue of "The Tracker" in Acrobat PDF Format.
Venue updates
for the 2012 OHS National Convention in Metropolitan Chicago.

Due to the large registration for the convention (a happy problem!) and to ensure the comfort of our guests, we will split the convention into two groups for the recital on the Valparaiso Hook and the performances on the collection of rare organs at the Unitarian Church in Hyde Park, both on Monday, July 9. Also, because of circumstances beyond our control, we have moved David Schrader’s Thursday evening recital from Orchestra Hall to the 92-rank, 1958 Aeolian Skinner at St. Pauls UCC. We have also moved the Queen of All Saints Basilica concert on Friday to the Berghaus organ in the magnificent acoustics of Grace Lutheran Church, River Forest.

July 8

Saint Chrysostom Episcopal Church
(2005 C. B. Fisk opus 123, 2 manuals)
Recitalist: Jonathan Ryan

Cathedral of the Holy Name
(1989 Flentrop, 4 manuals)
Recitalist: Wolfgang Rübsam

July 9

Saint Andrew Episcopal Church
(1889 Hook & Hastings opus 1417, 2 manuals)
Valparaiso, Indiana
Recitalist: James Russell Brown

Cathedral of the Holy Angels
(1962 Casavant opus 2769, 2 manuals)
Gary, Indiana
Recitalist: Derek Nickels

Christ Temple Cathedral
(1926 Hinners, 3 manuals)
Roseland, Chicago
Recitalist: Mark Sudeith

First Unitarian Church
(1850’s George Jardine, 1885 Roosevelt, c. 1860 Henry Willis)
Hyde Park, Chicago
Recitalist: Gregory Crowell

Carillon recital
University of Chicago, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
Hyde Park, Chicago
Recitalist: John Gouwens

University of Chicago, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
(1928 Skinner opus 634, rebuilt 2008 Schantz, 4 manuals)
Recitalist: Nathan Laube

July 10

Tivoli Theatre
(1924 Wurlitzer opus 924, 3 manuals)
Downers Grove, Illinois
Recitalist: David Rhodes

Sisters of Saint Joseph Convent Chapel
(1969 Noack opus 44, 2 manuals)
La Grange Park, Illinois
Recitalist: Thomas Wikman

Emmanuel Episcopal Church
(1970 Casavant opus 3062, 3 manuals)
La Grange, Illinois
Recitalist: Stephen Schnurr with Allison Alcorn (violin), Willson Oppedahl (tenor), and Kiersten Oppedahl (harp)

First Presbyterian Church
(1962 Aeolian-Skinner opus 1390, 3 manuals, and 1981 Brunzema opus 4, 1 manual)
La Grange, Illinois
Recitalists: David Jonies and Jay Peterson

Saint Catherine of Siena-Saint Lucy Catholic Church
(1932 Casavant opus 1467, 3 manuals)
Oak Park, Illinois
Recitalist: Rhonda Sider Edgington

Annual Meeting
Grace Episcopal Church
Oak Park, Illinois

First United Methodist Church
(1926 Skinner opus 528, 4 manuals)
Oak Park, Illinois
Recitalist: Ken Cowan

July 11

Carl Schurz High School
(1936 M. P. Möller opus 6373, 4 manuals)
Recitalist: John Sherer

North Shore Congregation Israel
(1963 Casavant opus 2768, 3 manuals)
Glencoe, Illinois
Recitalist: H. Ricardo Ramirez

Winnetka Congregational Church
(2008 Pasi opus 18, 3 manuals)
Winnetka, Illinois
Recitalist: Nicholas Bideler

First Church of Christ, Scientist
(1938 W. W. Kimball K.P.O. 7245, 2 manuals)
Winnetka, Illinois
Recitalist: Elizabeth Naegele

Choral program with hymns
Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Society of the Divine Word
(1923-1930 Wiener Bros., 4 manuals)
Techny, Illinois
Program presenters: Dennis Northway and Grace Church Madrigal Choir

Music Institute of Chicago
(1914 Skinner opus 208, 3 manuals)
Recitalist: Scott Montgomery

July 12

Saint Luke Lutheran Church
(1963 Schlicker, 3 manuals)
Recitalist: Erik Wm. Suter

Saint Josaphat Catholic Church
(1872 Johnson opus 386, 2 manuals, and 1924 Kilgen opus 3386, 3 manuals)
Recitalist: Bernadette Wagner

Wicker Park Lutheran Church
(1907 Möller opus 758, 2 manuals)
Recitalist: Adam Gruber and Dennis Northway

John B. Murphy Auditorium, American College of Surgeons
(1927 Estey opus 2500, 3 manuals)
Recitalist: Cathryn Wilkinson

Boat cruise and dinner on Lake Michigan

St Pauls UCC
(92-rank, 1958 Aeolian Skinner)
Recitalist: David Schrader

July 13

Grace Lutheran Church, River Forest
(Berghaus Organ)
Recitalist: Karen Schneider Kirner

Saint John Lutheran Church
(1990 Bradford opus 6, 2 manuals)
Wilmette, Illinois
Recitalist: William Aylesworth

Organ and brass quintet, Glenview Community Church
(1999 Buzard opus 21, 3 manuals)
Glenview, Illinois
Recitalist: Stephen Buzard

Innovation, Adaptation, and Stagnation:
the tonal trajectory of the Roosevelt organ

Lecture by Sebastian M. Glück
Convention Hotel

Plum Tree Farm
Barrington Hills, Illinois

Plum Tree Farm
(Wurlitzer (and others), 5 manuals)
Recitalist: Jonathan Ortloff