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.
Streaming FREE on the Opera Philadelphia Channel through July 16, 2022.
Opera Philadelphia Channel
Dates are 2021 - 2022.
Approximately 45 minutes
Organ Stops has been made possible by Wyncote Foundation
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
- Marvin Mills Organist
- David Levy Executive Producer
- Lisa Anderson First Assistant Director
- Grant Loehnig Musical Assistant
- Kevin Vondrak Musical Assistant
- Scott Ness Organ Assistant
- Rec. Today Video Production
- Alexey Alexandrov Director
- Paul Vazquez Audio Engineer