This organ is truly UNIQUE. It is a Wiener organ, and we will travel to Techny, Illinois to hear it in its breathtaking setting and fine acoustic.
You will be whisked around in cooled motor coaches and have the opportunity to take a lake cruise to behold the noble Chicago skyline.
We will travel to Indiana and see the Phelps Casavant in the radiant Cathedral in Gary, Indiana with marvelous acoustics!
In Valparaiso, Indiana, we will see the 1889 Hook, restored and relocated by our OHS President, Scot Huntington.
Hook & Hastings Organ
The Christian Science Church in Winnetka will open its doors so we can hear its Chicago-built organ, a two manual Kimball from 1938 that, if you walked into the chambers, looks and smells new!
Pipe Organs by Illinois’ current builders, Berghaus, Buzard and Bradford will also be heard. Speaking of Illinois, we hope to present a three manual 1926 Hinners, built in Pekin, Illinois!
Bring your friends and family and stay awhile! The $135.00 rate per night is for one, two, three or four in the room. With three roommates it comes to $35.00 a night! There are world-class art museums, theatres, architectural tours, botanic gardens and LOTS and LOTS of shopping!
We will hear the grand Casavant at Orchestra Hall, the restored Estey at the American College of Surgeons; also organs by Noack, Wurlitzer, Pasi and Flentrop.
Our Annual Meeting will be held at Grace Episcopal in Oak Park, where “Home Alone” and Robert Altman’s “The Wedding” were filmed.
Beautiful and grand, intimate and well-crafted, a UNIVERSE of sounds await you.
All we need is YOU!