Pipe Organs of Downtown Rockford is an organ walk - a concert at several different downtown Rockford locations where the audience will walk from one concert venue to the next. Free Admission! Court Street United Methodist Church - Organ: 1970 M.P. Möller/1993 Berghaus (IIIm/62r) Second Congregational/First Presbyterian Church - Organ: 1917 E.M. Skinner/1989 Scott/Lindsey/Wicks (IVm/68r) Emmanuel Episcopal Church - Organ:1971 Austin/2000 Diestelmier (IIIm/29r) Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center - Organ: 1966 M.P. Möller/2000 Fabry (IIIm/63r)
The schedule will be as follows:
1:30 – 2:00 Concert at Court Street United Methodist Church – Andrew Merzenich, organist Walk to Second/First Church 2:15 – 2:45 Concert at Second/First Church – Valerie Blair, organist Walk to Emmanuel Episcopal Church 3:00 – 3:30 Concert at Emmanuel Episcopal Church – Wayne Hatwich, organist Walk to Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center (MPAC) 3:45 – 4:15 Concert at Mendelssohn Hall – Gregory Gyllsdorff & Rachel Schmitt, organists
This is a rare opportunity to hear 4 pipe organs and 5 performers in one afternoon, and enjoy a Sunday afternoon walk! There is no admission charge. This educational and entertaining event is sponsored by the MPAC Education Commission.