Opera Philadelphia

Organ Stops

Music by:
Marcus DeLoach
Melissa Dunphy
David Hurd
Hannah Kendall
Giuseppe Verdi
Richard Wagner

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 KendallMelissa DunphyMarcus 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.

Streaming FREE on the Opera Philadelphia Channel through July 16, 2022.

 

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Approximately 45 minutes

Organ Stops has been made possible by Wyncote Foundation

Special Thanks:

Partners for Sacred Places

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Germantown

Wharton-Wesley United Methodist Church

Cast & Creative Team

The Opera Philadelphia Chorus

Elizabeth Braden
Elizabeth Braden Conductor
Meghan Meloy Ness
Meghan Meloy Ness Organist
Erin Alcorn
Erin Alcorn
Jennifer Beattie
Jennifer Beattie
Robin Bier
Robin Bier
Corey Don Bonar 
Corey Don Bonar 
Gregory Cantwell 
Gregory Cantwell 
Marissa Chalker  
Marissa Chalker  
Lauren Cook 
Lauren Cook 
Lucas DeJesus 
Lucas DeJesus 
Natalie Dewey 
Natalie Dewey 
Annalise Dzwonczyk 
Annalise Dzwonczyk 
Joanna Gates 
Joanna Gates 
Noël Graves-Williams  
Noël Graves-Williams  
Julie-Ann Green 
Julie-Ann Green 
James Osby Gwathney, Jr.  
James Osby Gwathney, Jr.  
Christopher Hodges 
Christopher Hodges 
Steven Humes
Steven Humes
A. Edward Maddison 
A. Edward Maddison 
Fernando Mancillas 
Fernando Mancillas 
Jessica Matthews 
Jessica Matthews 
Nathaniel McEwen 
Nathaniel McEwen 
Megan McFadden 
Megan McFadden 
Toffer  Mihalka 
Toffer  Mihalka 
Frank Mitchell 
Frank Mitchell 
Cody Müller  
Cody Müller  
Jessica Mary Murphy 
Jessica Mary Murphy 
Christine Nass 
Christine Nass 
Ellen Grace Peters 
Ellen Grace Peters 
Robert Phillips 
Robert Phillips 
Aimee  Pilgermayer 
Aimee  Pilgermayer 
Scott Purcell 
Scott Purcell 
Paula Rivera-Dantagnan 
Paula Rivera-Dantagnan 
Evelyn Santiago  
Evelyn Santiago  
Julie Snyder 
Julie Snyder 
George Ross Somerville 
George Ross Somerville 
Amy Spencer 
Amy Spencer 
Tim Stopper 
Tim Stopper 
Daniel Taylor 
Daniel Taylor 
Kaitlyn Tierney 
Kaitlyn Tierney 
Steven Williamson 
Steven Williamson 
  • Marvin Mills Organist
  • David Levy Executive Producer
  • Lisa Anderson First Assistant Director
  • Grant  Loehnig Musical Assistant  
  • Kevin Vondrak  Musical Assistant 
  • Scott Ness Organ Assistant 
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  • Alexey Alexandrov Director
  • Paul Vazquez Audio Engineer
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