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Cathedral Square Neighborhood Association Organ Crawl

April 24, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Organ Crawl

Tickets are on sale now for the 2016 Organ Crawl, presented by the Cathedral Square Neighborhood Association. On Sunday afternoon, April 24, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm, three world-renowned organists will delight the senses by playing the majestic organs at The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception(map),St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral(map) and Park Central Presbyterian Church(map). The listening tour will begin at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at 1:30 pm, April 24 and conclude with a reception at Park Central Presbyterian Church at 3:30 pm.

The Cathedral Square Neighborhood Association (CSNA) is pleased to announce that three of the area’s most well-known and accomplished organists will be playing. Attendees will enjoy musical selections played by:

  • Glenn Kime at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
  • James Potts at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral
  • Will Headlee at Park Central Presbyterian Church

Each organist will play for 25 minutes, taking the audience through three or four musical selections in their respective locations.

Organ Crawl Schedule:

1:30 pm Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 259 East Onondaga Street

History – Dan Fay

Host Organist – Glenn Kime

  • Festive Trumpet Tune by David German
  • Tribute – a Lullaby for Organ by Craig Phillup
  • Finale by Louis Vierne (from the First Symphony at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception)

2:15 pm St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 310 Montgomery Street

History – John Phillip Jones

Host Organist – James Potts

  • Festive Trumpet Tune by David German
  • Tribute – a Lullaby for Organ by Craig Phillup
  • Come, Sweet Death by Bach (Virgil Fox arrangement)

3:00 pm Park Central Presbyterian, 504 East Fayette Street

History – Will Headlee

Host Organist – Will Headlee

  • Festive Trumpet Tune by David German
  • Tribute – a Lullaby for Organ by Craig Phillup
  • In Thee Is Gladness – Bach
  • Cortège et Litanie by Marcel Dupré

3:35 pm Reception at Park Central Presbyterian’s Parish House

Two of the selections will be the same at each stop along the listening tour. This way, attendees will be able to listen for and appreciate the differences in sound and acoustics at each destination.Guests are encouraged to listen particularly for the differences in the horizontal trumpet sound – also known as “party horns” – when listening to “Festive Trumpet Tune” by David German, and to keep an ear out for the contrasting quiet and lyric sounds during “Tribute- a Lullaby for Organ” by Craig Phillup. Additional pieces played by the organists will be selections of their choosing, and unique to each organ (please find a complete performance schedule on the following page).

Event organizers will lead the crowd to each stop along the listening tour, all located within one walking block. In addition to beautiful music, the Organ Crawl will highlight historic facts about each church and organ.

The Organ Crawl has grown every year since it started in 2009. This is the signature fundraiser for the Cathedral Square Neighborhood Association, which embraces the Montgomery Street-Columbus Circle National Historic District and Fayette Park.

“Cathedral Square is the crown jewel of Downtown Syracuse, and the Organ Crawl offers a great opportunity to explore all of the neighborhood’s charms,” said Cathedral Square Neighborhood Association President Anthony Catsimatides. “We encourage the community to make a day out of it. Come down to Cathedral Square for brunch, listen to the enchanting, beautiful pieces played by our talented organists, and stick around for a reception to learn more about the neighborhood.” In previous years, the organ at Plymouth Congregational Church located at 232 East Onondaga Street, has also been featured as a stop along the listening tour. However, this year the church is under construction. The CSNA looks forward to the 2017 presentation of the Organ Crawl, which will feature the newly renovated sanctuary.


April 24, 2016
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Cathedral Square Neighborhood Association


Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
259 East Onondaga Street
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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