Worcester Organ Concert All Saints Choir

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Date & Time: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - Thursday, December 20, 2018
Suggested Audiences: Elementary, Middle School, High School, College, Adult, Elders
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Mechanics Hall
321 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Cost: FREE
Description: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - Noon

Holiday Festival Organ Concert
Featuring the All Saints Choir

Celebrate the joy of the Christmas Season with the choirs of All Saints Church, Worcester, as they perform holiday favorites with soloists, instruments, and organ. An audience carol-sing will be included so you too can be a part of the festivities, accompanied by the world-famous Hook pipe organ.The choir will perform familiar carols as composed/arranged by Darke, Wilcocks, Bach, Mendelssohn, Rutter, and other favorites.

All Saints Choir
Under Director of Music Graeme McCullough, the Choir of All Saints provides music for the liturgy at of All Saints Episcopal Church of Worcester every Sunday. The choir also sings Choral Evensong and Choral Compline, as well as on major feast days, weddings, funerals, and concerts. In addition to its weekly liturgical offerings at All Saints, the choir performs regularly in Worcester and in Boston. It has also performed further afield at Washington National Cathedral, New York City's Carnegie Hall and St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, as well as venues elsewhere in the United States and Canada. The choir's most recent tours were to Belfast and Dublin, Ireland, and to Montreal, Canada. The Choir of All Saints maintains a choir of boy and girl choristers to sing the treble part, with adult volunteers singing the lower three parts. 2018 marks the 150th anniversary of choral music at All Saints!

About The Worcester Organ
The Hook Organ, installed in 1864, dominates the Great Hall. American organ builders Elias and George Hook, brothers from Boston, constructed the 52-stop, 3,504-pipe instrument, which is often referred to as the "Worcester Organ." Today, the Hook organ is the oldest unaltered four-keyboard pipe organ in the Western Hemisphere located at its installation site.

Restored in 1982, the Hook Organ since then has become one of the most popular and respected organs in the United States. It has been featured numerous times on National Public Radio, performed in several recordings, and has been featured on television and in a major motion picture, as well as in a music video starring Michael Crawford, the original "Phantom of the Opera."

SEE THE SPECIFICATIONS OF THE HOOK ORGAN
READ MORE ABOUT THE HOOK ORGAN AT HOOKORGAN.ORG

Will Sherwood - Mechanics Hall Principal Organist
Will Sherwood - Mechanics Hall Principal Organist
American Keyboard Artist and Composer Will Sherwood, AAGO, ChM, has been guest soloist with the Boston Pops, and appeared in concert in Europe as well as the US. He has enjoyed a diverse concert career alongside his positions as organist and director at churches where he has been known for his innovative and creative musical endeavors, and has produced three choral CDs to critical acclaim.

Will is currently Director of Music and Organist at Worcester's First Unitarian Church and Dean of the Worcester Chapter American Guild of Organists.
More Information: Website: https://www.mechanicshall.org/tickets/worcester-organ-concer...
E-mail: info@mechanicshall.org
Phone: 508-752-0888
Entered by: Mechanics Hall

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