Spring Meeting 2017

Details about the Spring Meeting 2017 in Washington D.C. April 17-22

from our organizer, Roger Schumacher

European Chapter, American Guild of Organists

Spring Meeting, Washington D.C.

April 17 - 22, 2017
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Monday, April 17

Members Arrive

4:00 - 6:00   Registration in Marriott Hotel, 8028 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, Virginia

7:00             Opening Dinner at Wildfire, Tysons Corner II Galleria, 2001 International Drive,                                                    McLean; Special Guest:  James E. Thomashower, Executive Director, AGO

Tuesday, April 18  

8:00               Coach Departs Hotel

8:50 - 11:00   National Presbyterian Church (Aeolian-Skinner)

11:00              Coach Departs for Shirlington

11:30 - 1:00   Lunch (on your own in the Shirlington neighborhood)

1:00              Coach Departs Shirlington

1:15 - 4:00     Virginia Theological Seminary (Taylor & Boody)

4:00              Coach Departs for Washington National Cathedral

4:35 - 5:30    Free Time to Dine or to Explore Washington National Cathedral

5:30 - 6:30    Choral Evensong, National Cathedral

6:30 - 8:30    Time with the Cathedrals Ernest M. Skinner & Son Organ

8:30              Coach Departs for Hotel

9:00              Arrival at Hotel

Wednesday, April 19

8:00                Coach Departs Hotel

9:00 - 11:00    New York Avenue Presbyterian Church (Schlueter)

11:00 - 12:30  Lunch (on your own in McPherson Square area)

12:30 - 4:00    Driving Tour of the City

4:00 - 7:00      Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Moeller/Schudi)

7:00                Coach Departs for Hotel

7:45                Return to Hotel; Dinner on your own in the Tysons Corner area

Thursday, April 20 -- Staunton & Winchester, Virginia

7:30              Coach Departs Hotel

10:00            Arrive Taylor & Boody Organbuilders; tour shop

12:00            Lunch at T&B Organ Shop

1:00              Coach Departs for Trinity Episcopal and Christ Evangelical Lutheran (Taylor &       Boody)

3:00              Coach Departs Staunton

4:30              Winchester AGO Chapter Hosts European Chapter

                   Grace Lutheran Church (Schantz & hors doeurves)

                   Christ Episcopal Church (Moeller/Taylor & Boody & entrée)

             Braddock Street United Methodist Church (Letourneau and dessert)

9:30              Coach Departs for Tysons Corner Hotel

10:45            Arrive at Hotel

Friday, April 21

9:00                 Coach Departs Hotel

10:00 - 11:30   St. Johns Church (Episcopal) Lafayette Square (Lively-Fulcher)

11:30 - 1:45     Free Time (near the White House & McPherson & Lafayette Squares)

1:45                 Coach Departs for First Baptist Church

2:00 - 4:00       First Baptist Church of Washington DC (Austin)

4:00                 Coach Departs for St Johns Episcopal, Chevy Chase, Maryland

5:00 - 7:30       St. Johns (Episcopal), Norwood Parish (Berghaus)

5:30 - 8:00       Champagne Reception Hosted by DC Areas Tri-Chapters (Potomac, D.C., and

         Northern Virginia)

8:00 - 10:00     Closing Dinner

10:00               Coach Departs for Tysons Corner Hotel

10:45               Return to Hotel

Saturday, April 22

Members Depart

 

As usual, non-chapter-members are welcome to join us for our Spring Meeting. There is a small surcharge, approximately the cost of a years subscription as a chapter friend, for doing so. Please write to us for further details.