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Take a musical tour of Philadelphia’s historic pipe organs with the Opera Philadelphia Chorus! Visit three churches—Manayunk’s St. John the Baptist Church, Wharton-Wesley United Methodist Church in Cobbs Creek, and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Germantown—and hear traditional opera choruses from Verdi’s Macbeth and Wagner’s Tannhäuser plus newer works written specifically for chorus and organ by contemporary composers Hannah Kendall, Melissa Dunphy, Marcus DeLoach, and David Hurd.
Inspired by Opera Philadelphia’s past participation in Organ Day, an annual event sponsored by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, Organ Stops is a celebration of the city’s sacred musical spaces, choral music, and the pipe organ.
Organ Stops is a collaboration between Opera Philadelphia, helmed by Chorus Master Elizabeth Braden, and Partners for Sacred Places.