We encourage you to come early and stay late, as our pre- and post-convention offerings should not be missed!
Trip to Ithaca
(includes recitals, lecture, lunch, and dinner)
Our journey begins with a pre-convention day in Ithaca, New York. We will start at St. Luke Lutheran Church and the newly inaugurated 2015 Juget-Sinclair, Op. 45 (2/23), inspired by models from the great French organbuilder Aristide Cavaillé-Coll. After a leisurely lunch, we will make our way to the campus of Cornell University and Anabel Taylor Hall. The chapel inside houses a 2011 GOArt (2/43) based on a 1706 organ built by Arp Schnitger for Schloss Charlottenburg. A and B groups will alternate between a recital in Anabel Taylor Chapel and a lecture just beyond its doors. We then regather as a large group to visit Sage Chapel — just a few steps away on the Cornell campus. Here, you will have the opportunity to enjoy two unique instruments: Augustinus Vicedomini's 1746 Neapolitan meantone organ (1/7), restored by Greg Harrold Organbuilders in 2000; and the 1940 Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Op. 1009 (3/68). After taking in the beautiful mosaics and tiffany glass of Sage Chapel, we'll spend the early part of the evening enjoying dinner on the Cornell campus, before making our way back to the Woodcliff Hotel & Spa for cocktails and socializing.