Event: The Timeless Beauty of Hook Organs
Start Time: 23/06/2014 1:00
End Time: 23/06/2014 3:00
Christ Church Longwood -- Church of Our Savior Brookline
70 Colchester Street, Brookline, MA 02446, USA

Event Information

Join us for lunch!

The Sears family and the Congregation of Christ Church, Longwood, invite you to join us for a light snack and a cold drink in the beautiful and spacious churchyard at Sears Chapel on Monday afternoon before the program, starting at 11:30.
Gourmet food trucks from some of Boston’s leading restaurants will be on hand for those desiring lunch.

The Timeless Beauty of Hook Organs
Monday June 23rd 1:00 PM

Organist Maury A. Castro and organ restorer Sean O’Donnell will present a program on each of two 19th century Hook organs:

the conserved, all original 1861 E & GG Hook at Sears Chapel, and the
Hook &Hastings instrument recently rebuilt and relocated to Church of Our Savior,
both in Brookline, Mass.

The program is free and open to the public.

While the program will include ‘period appropriate’ music on each of these instruments, the strong focus will be on the vibrant role these instruments play in the current and future lives of their congregations.

The program will feature music by 18th, 19th,  20th, and 21st century composers including Felix Mendelssohn, John Stanley, Edvard Grieg, William Albright, and Rachel Laurin.


The program will begin at 1:00 PM at Sears’ Chapel.
At 1:45 the group will move to Church of Our Savior, a few hundred yards away.
At 2:00, Mr. Castro will present the 2nd half of his concert.


At the conclusion of Mr. Castro’s concert (approx. 2:45) both consoles will be open for interested musicians to explore.


The churches are easily accessible from the T’s Greenline, with easy access to the hotel, Symphony Hall, and the Christian Science Mother Church.


Take a Greenline “D-Riverside” train to the Longwood stop (the 2nd above-ground stop) Sears’ Chapel will be directly in front of you when you step off the train. Walk to your right, around the stone wall, to find the entrance to the churchyard.


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