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| at a glance
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Tips for scheduling arrival and departure
- First convention event
Monday, June 24, 2013, at 6:30 p.m.
Buses board and depart Hotel at 6:00 p.m.
- Final regular convention event
Friday, June 28, 2013.
Return to hotel following evening concert by 10:00 p.m.
- Final event of Optional Day
Saturday, June 29, 2013.
Return to hotel following final event by 4:15 p.m.
Recital Hall, University of Vermont
C.B. Fisk Op. 68 (1976), 3 manuals, pedal
Recitalist: Joan Lippincott
Grace United Methodist Church
E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings Op. 699 (1873), 1 manual, pedal
Recitalist: Lynnette Combs
United Church of Cabot
Hook & Hastings Op.1699 (1896), 2 manuals, pedal
Recitalist: Permelia Sears
Saint John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Smith & Allen (1887-88),
tonally altered by Andover Organ Co. (1997), 2 manuals, pedal
Recitalist: Robert Barney
Greensboro United Church of Christ
Wm. A. Johnson Op. 253 (1868),
altered by Andover (1972), 2 manuals, pedal
Recitalist: Samuel Baker
First Congregational Church
The Vermont Chamber Players
Works for Chamber Organs and Instruments
Chamber organs by Henk Klop (2001),
A. David Moore (2010), 1 manual
Estey Reed Organ, ca. 1885
Organists: David Neiweem and Mark Howe
Vermont College of Fine Arts
Geo. S. Hutchings Op. 135 (1884), tonally altered by M.A. Loris.
Enlarged with more alterations by Andover Organ Co. (1979),
2 manuals, pedal
Recitalist: Paul Tegels
Unitarian Church of Montpelier
Geo. Stevens (1866), Altered (1898), Hill, Norman & Beard (1967),
restored by Andover Organ Co (2005), 2 manuals, pedal
Recitalist: Carol Britt
Annual Meeting followed by Recital
Stowe Community Church
W.B.D. Simmons (1864), Hill, Norman & Beard (1959),
Andover (2003), 2 manuals, pedal
Estey Reed Organ
Recitalists: John and Marianne Weaver
Dinner Cruise on Lake Champlain
Join us on The Spirit of Ethan Allen III
Holy Guardian Angels Roman Catholic Church
Ernest Desmarais (1892), 2 manuals, pedal
Recitalist: Isabelle Demers
First Congregational Church
Hook & Hastings Op. 1567 (1893),
Hale & Alexander/Andover, 2 manuals, pedal
Recitalist: Christopher Anderson
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
Geo. Jardine & Son (1889), 2 manuals, pedal
Recitalist: Rosalind Mohnsen
St. John’s Episcopal Church
Henry Erben (ca. 1837), 1 manual, pedal
Recitalist: Gregory Crowell
Grace Episcopal Church
Henry Erben (1833), restored Andrew Smith (2000), 1 manual, pedal
Recitalist: Peter Crisafulli
First Baptist Church
E. & G.G. Hook Op. 342 (1864), 2 manuals, pedal
Recitalist: Ray Cornils
The United Church of Randolph
Estey Organ Co. Op. 1008 (1912), 2 manuals, pedal
Recitalist: George Bozeman
Bethany Church, UCC
Geo. S. Hutchings Op. 344 (1894), 2 manuals, pedal
Recitalist: Glenn Kime
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
E. & G.G. Hook (ca. 1836), Enlarged (ca. 1875),
altered by A. David Moore (1975), 2 manuals, pedal
Recitalist: Lois Regestein
United Methodist Church
Wm. B.D. Simmons & Co. (1854/55),
enlarged by A. David Moore (1975), 2 manuals, pedal
Recitalist: Lubbert Gnodde
St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church
Wm. B.D. Simmons (1865), slight alterations (1886),
and by Michael A. Loris (ca. 1970), 2 manuals, pedal
Recitalist: James Cook
United Federated Church
William Nutting, Jr. (1868), Rebuilt by H.P. Seaver (1895).
Restored by Andover Organ Co. (2005), 2 manuals, pedal
Recitalist: Christopher Marks
Cathedral Church of St. Paul (Episcopal)
Karl Wilhelm Op. 32 (1973), 2 manuals, pedal
Recitalist: James David Christie
The Round Church
pre-1850 Unknown, 1 manual
Estey Melodeon (ca. 1868)
Recitalist: Demetri Sampas
United Methodist Church
Estey Organ Co. Op. 2691 (1927), 2 manuals, Pedal, (tubular)
Recitalist: Philip Stimmel
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
E. & G.G. Hook Op. 306 (1862), 1 manual, pedal
Recitalist: Margaret Angelini
Charlotte Meeting House at The Shelburne Museum
Derrick, Felgemaker & Co. (ca. 1869), 1 manual, pedal
Recitalist: Jim Weaver
||“Along the Lake” - don’t miss it!
SATURDAY brings music together with Vermont’s splendid architecture and artifacts that speak to the unique qualities of this beloved state. First up, the Round Church in Richmond ‑ the best known Church in Vermont‑ celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2013. Demetri Sampas (2009 Biggs scholar) plays its little chamber organ and the Estey melodeon. Then, on to Vergennes where we hear Margaret Angelini playing an 1862 E. & G.G. Hook, and Phil Stimmel a 1927 Estey organ. We lunch at the renowned Shelburne Museum and cap our venture with time to choose among 20 historic structures, including the 220 foot Steamboat Ticonderoga, situated amongst the beautiful gardens. Enjoy the great collections of folk art, quilts, decoys and carriages before gathering at the 1840 Charlotte Meeting House to hear OHS Executive Director Jim Weaver play the ca. 1869 Derrick & Felgemaker one manual "portable" organ.
And we will be back at the hotel in time for a flight out, or a drink and dinner!
The Estey Organ Museum will be open for extended hours the weekends before and after the Organ Historical Society Convention June 24-29 in Burlington, Vermont, and will accommodate convention visitors during the week.
The museum is located in the Engine House of the Estey Organ Company’s factory buildings at 108 Birge Street (rear) in Brattleboro, Vermont.
Visit the Museum's website for details.