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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[2015 Pipedreams Tour to Poland]Click Here to see the 2015 Tour Brochure

[2001 Schuke at the National Philharmonic Hall][decorative stamp]
2001 Schuke at National Philharmonic Hall

[1721 J. Mosengel at the Church of the Blessed Mary][decorative stamp]
1721 J. Mosengel at the Church of the Blessed Mary

[1985 Hillebrand at St. Mary's Basilica][decorative stamp]
1985 Hillebrand Bros. at St. Mary's Basilica

[1996 Klais at the Krakow Philharmonic Hall][decorative stamp]
1996 Klais at the Kraków Philharmonic Hall

[1680 Studzinski at the Bernadine Basilica][decorative stamp]
1680 Studziński at the Bernadine Basilica

2015 Pipedreams Tour
Historic Organs of Poland, June 10-22

Our itinerary, focused on the central and eastern parts of Poland, will embrace a remarkable variety of instruments from five centuries, including the monumental 96-stop organ at Oliwa Cathedral; the richly ornamented installation by Stanislaw Studzinski from 1680 in Lezajsk, with its celebrated high–pitched, multi-rank cymbal mixture; the oldest historic instrument in Poland from 1620 at the parish church in Kazimierz Dolny; several late-romantic organs by Schlag und Söhne, with their distinctive 'symphonic' voice; new concert hall installations by Schuke in Warsaw and Rieger in Lodz; and Christian Wegscheider's careful restoration of the 1719 Hildebrandt organ in Paslek.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Wednesday, June 10 (Depart US)

Day 2 - Thursday, June 11
WARSAW: Holy Trinity Church
      (1998 Hillebrandt; 30/II + P)

Day 3 - Friday, June 12
WARSAW: St. John's Archcathedral
      (1987 Eule; 60/III+P)
WARSAW: St. Anne's Church
      (1992 Pflüger; 30/II+P)
WARSAW: Evangelical Reformed Church
      (1900 Schlag und Söhne; 24/II+P, rest. 2008)
WARSAW: National Philharmonic Hall
      (2001 Schucke; 71/III+P)

Day 4 - Saturday, June 13
ŚWIĘTA LIPKA: Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary
      (1721 J. Mosengel; 40/II+P; rest. 1905 Goebel)
PASŁĘK: Bartholomew Church
      (1719 Hildebrandt; 36/II+P; rest. 2013 Wegscheider)

Day 5 - Sunday, June 14
FROMBORK: Archcathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Andrew
      (1934 Kemper; 51/IV+P; rest. 2012)
STEGNA: Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
      (1914 Schlag und Söhne; 24/II+P)
GDAŃSK: St. Mary's Basilica
      (1985 Hillebrand Bros.; 46/III+P)

Day 6 - Monday, June 15
GDAŃSK: Dominican Church St. Nicholas
      (18th C. unattributed – 1907 Goebel; 35/II+P, rest. 1977 Hammer)
GDAŃSK: St. Brygide Church
      (1996 Kamińskich; 45/III+P)
GDAŃSK: Archcathedral Basilica of The Holy Trinity, Blessed Virgin Mary and St Bernard Oliwa: Great Organ
      Great Organ (1788 Wulff; 94/V+P – 1968 Kaminski; 96/V+P),
      Choir Organ (2003 Kemper; 17/II+P)

Day 7 - Tuesday, June 16
PELPLIN: Cathedral
      Baroque organ (1679 Wolff; 42/III+P; rest. 2003 Mollina)
      Main organ (1845 Bachholz; 72/III+P)
TORUŃ: Cathedral of Sts. John the Evangelist and John the Baptist
      Small Organ (1688 Unknown; 15/I+P)
      Main Organ (1878 Terletzki; 40/III+P)
TORUŃ: St. Mary's Cathedral
      (1878 Terletzki; 52/III+P)
TORUŃ: Holy Spirit Church, Nicolaus Copernicus University
      (1757 Dalitz; 63/IV+P)

Day 8 - Wednesday, June 17
WŁOCŁAWEK: Basilica Cathedral of the St.Mary Assumption
      (1893 Spiegel; 32/II+P)
DOMANIWICE: Chapel of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
      (1795 Unknown; 8/I)
ŁÓDŹ: Lutheran Church of St. Matthew
      Great Organ (1928 Rieger; 60/III+P)
      Chapel Organ (pre-1900 Schlag und Söhne; 12/II+P)
ŁÓDŹ: Saint Stanislav Kostka’s Cathedral
      Grand Organ (1971 Eisenbarth; 58/IV+P)
      Small Organ (1974 Eisenbarth; 10/II+P)

Day 9 - Thursday, June 18
ŁÓDŹ: Philharmonic
      Baroque Organ (2014 Wegscheider; 37/II+P)
      Symphonic Organ (2014 Rieger; 66/IV+P)
JĘDRZEJÓW: Cistercian Abbey Church
      (1754 Sitarski; 40/IV+P)

Day 10 - Friday, June 19
KRAKÓW: Philharmonic Hall
     (1996 Klais; 50/III+P)
KRAKÓW: Archbasilica of the Assumption of St. Mary
     (1800 Ziernacki; 56/III+P)
KRAKÓW: Collegiate Church of St. Florian
     (1761 Sitarski presumed; 23/II+P)
KRAKÓW: Church of the Holy Cross
     (1996 Gross; 18/II+P)
KRAKÓW: Collegiate Church of St. Anna
     (1724 Sitarski presumed; 26/II+P)
KRAKÓW: St. Nicolaus Church
     (early 20th century Falla; 15/II+P)

Day 11 - Saturday, June 20
LEŻAJSK: Bernadine Basilica
     (1680 Studziński; 40/III+P)
LUBLIN: Cathedral
     (1893 Blomberg - 1973 rebuilt Siedlar; 20/II+P)

Day 12 – Sunday, June 21
KAZIMIERZ DOLNY: Parish Church
     (1620 Unknown; 36/II+P)

Day 13 - Monday, June 22 (return to US)