OHS 2018 Pipe Organ Calendar
The OHS 2018 Calendar celebrates the 63rd Annual Convention of the OHS – Rochester, New York, July 29 to August 3, 2018 – showcasing one of the most diverse collections of American and European organs from the 18th to 21st centuries. This calendar is filled with gorgeous photographs by Len Levasseur, ranging from the Baroque splendor of both the “Craighead-Saunders Organ” – a process-reconstruction of a 1776 A.G. Casparini organ – and an original 18th-century Italian Baroque organ to the subdued polychroming of two late 19th-century Hooks and an early 20th-century New York builder C.E. Morey. Flip ahead to find the massive carved case of the 2008 Fritts at Sacred Heart Cathedral, referencing Dutch Renaissance models; the extravagant conservatory of the George Eastman Museum and its signature 4-manual Aeolian console; and modernist designs of the Organ Reform Movement represented by Holtkamp and Schlicker. Compare those with the elegant, neo-historical cases from C.B. Fisk and Taylor & Boody, as well as the Apollonian restraint and grace of Hope-Jones Organ Co., Op. 2 at First Universalist Church. Nathan Laube’s welcoming article provides a snapshot of the rich offerings – organological and otherwise – that you can expect to discover in Rochester and its surroundings. The Calendar highlights U.S. Holidays and the major dates of the Christian and Jewish year.