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‘U R’ In Tune with The Eastman School of Music-The Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative and the Organs at Christ Church

David Higgs

Chair, Organ Department, Eastman School of Music                                                              


Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm-5:00 pm


*Please note this lecture will be held on location at Christ Church:

141 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604

In this lecture, David Higgins will discuss the Eastman School’s efforts to make Rochester a pipe organ capital of North America, and demonstrate the pipe organs which are a result of those efforts, located inside the beautiful Christ Church Rochester.  Christ Church also holds important Tiffany windows and chancel decorations, which will be visible during the presentation.

Christ Church is located at 141 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604. 

Parking is available on street via pay station (credit card only) or meter parking on Lawn Street (behind the church).  Please note Lawn Street is one way from Chestnut Street to Broad Street.  There is also a parking garage where you can pay for parking at the East End Garage; enter from Main Street or Scio Street.  There is also a very small parking lot on Lawn Street, noted for Christ Church parking only.  Please enter through the Parish House Entrance, as it is handicap accessible.  This is the right-side entrance when facing the church from East Avenue.  The Main Entrance is also available, but does have stairs to climb.

This presentation will include both Mr. Higgins talking about and playing on the Historic American Romantic Hook & Hastings pipe organ.  Mr. Higgins will also perform on the Craighead-Saunders Organ.  Attendees will also be given the opportunity to look at this organ up close.  Small groups will be taken up a set of stairs to view the organ.

Please do not contact the church with any questions.  All questions will be handled by The Highlands at Pittsford at the phone number or email address listed below.

We look forward to taking this UR In Tune field trip with you!

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