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2018 Cathedral Square Neighborhood Association Organ Crawl

April 29, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Organ Crawl

The Cathedral Square Neighborhood Association and the Syracuse Chapter of the American Guild of Organists invite you and the community to join them as they present the 2018 Organ Crawl, a Showcase of Sound and History on Sunday, April 29 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. The listening tour stars four locally and internationally renowned organists, and four majestic church organs located within the Cathedral Square neighborhood of Downtown Syracuse.

This is a chance to hear the organs in a way you’ve never heard them before!

Attached, please find a press release with more details about the event. For your convenience, highlights are also provided below. If you have any questions, please let me know!

There is a unique opportunity event organizers asked me to share with you: Members of the media are invited to preview the program on Monday, March 26 and Thursday, March 29 when Alan Lynch, Interim Director of Music at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (map), will play from 12:35 pm to 1:15 pm following mass. If you’re interested in taking video, or if you’d like to interview Mr. Lynch and/or event organizers, please contact me and I’ll coordinate. J


The 2018 Organ Crawl is the first time since 2015 that all four churches – Plymouth Congregational Church (map), the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (map), St. Paul’s Syracuse The Downtown Episcopal Church (map), and Park Central Presbyterian Church (map) – have been able to participate. It’s also the first time since the Cathedral’s Roosevelt Organ has been featured since the sanctuary’s $12 million renovation, just completed last year.

The Cathedral Square Neighborhood Association (CSNA) is pleased to announce that four of the area’s most accomplished organists will be playing:

  • Joseph Downing, Music Director at Plymouth Congregational Church
  • Alan Lynch, Interim Director of Music at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
  • James Potts, Organist and Choirmaster at St. Paul’s Syracuse The Downtown Episcopal Church
  • Will Headlee, Organist at Park Central Presbyterian Church

Each organist will play for 25 minutes, taking the audience through a symphony of sound, showing off the organs in a way you’ve never heard before. Event organizers will lead the crowd to the second, third and fourth stops along the listening tour. For planning purposes, the churches are all located within a half-mile radius of one another. In addition to beautiful music, the Organ Crawl highlights historic facts about each church and organ.

The listening tour begins at Plymouth Congregational Church promptly at 1:30 pmApril 29 and concludes with a reception at the Park Central Presbyterian Church Parish House following the last performance, expected to start around 4:00 pm.

Plymouth Congregational Church: 232 East Onondaga Street Syracuse, NY 13202

Advance Sale tickets to the Organ Crawl are on sale now for $12. You may purchase the tickets using your credit card through Eventbrite, or access the link through the Cathedral Square Neighborhood Association’s website. You may also reserve ticket(s) at the Advance Sale price over the phone to be paid for and picked up on the day of the Organ Crawl by calling Alice Maggiore at (315) 470-1953.

*Please note, Advance Sale tickets are only available through Thursday, April 26 at Noon. After that, a limited number of tickets will be available for cash or check purchase only on April 29 for $15 at Plymouth Congregational Church, starting at 12:45 pm.


Plymouth Congregational Church
232 East Onondaga Street
Syracuse, 13202 United States
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Cathedral Square Neighborhood Association