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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

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[2003 Fisk/Cathedral of Our Lady, Lausanne ][decorative stamp]
2003 Fisk at Cathedral of Our Lady, Lausanne

[1435 Anonymous/Basilica of Valera, Sion][decorative stamp]
1435 Anonymous at Basilica of Valera, Sion

[1995 F├╝glister/Reformed Church, Lutry][decorative stamp]
1995 Füglister at Reformed Church, Lutry

[1914 Welte/Mechanical Organ Museum, Seewen][decorative stamp]
1914 Welte at Mechanical Organ Museum, Seewen

[Alain organ/Maison de la Dime, Romanmotier][decorative stamp]
Alain organ at Maison de la Dime, Romanmotier

2014 Pipedreams Tour
Historic Organs of Switzerland, May 12-25

A look at our itinerary that takes us to Basel, Bern, Lausanne, Geneva, Lucerne, and Zurich, with important stops at Arlesheim, Fribourg, Sion, Romainmotier, St. Urban and Einsiedeln.  We've also included a visit to the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments in Seewen where famous composers and soloists from the past 'play' for us via organ-rolls! 

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Monday, May 12 (Depart US)

Day 2 - Tuesday, May 13
BASEL: Munster
      (2003 Mathis; IV+P/78)
BASEL: Predigerkirche
      Hauptorgel (1974 Metzler ; II+P/28)
      Swallow's Nest Organ (1985 Blank; II+P/11)
      Trunk organ (1974 Felig; I/4)

Day 3 - Wednesday, May 14
BASEL: Theodorskirche
      (1983 Kern; III+P/36)
BASEL: Karthauserkirche
      (2014 Edskes, after Schnitger; II+P/22)
SEEWEN: Museum
BASEL: Heiliggeistkirche
      (1921 Späth; III+P/41)

Day 4 - Thursday, May 15
PORRENTRUY
      (1985 Ahrend ; II+P/30)
ST. URSANNE
      (1776 Besancon ; II+P/26)
ST. URBAN
      (1721 Bossard-1993 Kuhn; III+P/40)

Day 5 - Friday, May 16
NEUCHATEL: Collegiale
      (1996 Saint-Martin; IV+P/39)
BERN: Münster
      Hauptorgel (1999 Kuhn; IV+P/71)
      Swallow's Nest Organ (1982 Metzler; II+P/14)
BERN: Dreifaltigkeitskirche
      Hauptorgel (1980 Mathis; III+P/80)
      Choir Organ (2008 Fratti; I+P/13)
      Crypt Organn (1987 Kuhn; II+P/10)
BERN: S.S. Peter u. Paul
      Hauptorgel (1885-2011 Goll' II+P/28)
      Crypt Organ (1993 Wälti; II+P/16)
      Positiv (1986 Thomas; I+P/4)

Day 6 - Saturday, May 17
PAYERNE: Abbatiale
      (1999 Ahrend ; I+P/11)
PAYERNE: Eglise paroissale
      (1993 Ahrend; II+P/22)
FRIBOURG: Cathédrale
      Hauptorgel (1834 Mooser; IV+P/61)
      Choir Organ (1657 Manderscheid ; II+P/18)
BULLE: St. Pierre–aux–Liens
      (1814/16 Mooser – 1986/95 Füglister; II+P/26)

Day 7 - Sunday, May 18
ROCHE: Museum of Swiss Organs
ROMAINMOTIER: Grange de la Dime
      (1971 Alain; IV/43)
ROMAINMOTIER: Eglise Réformée
      (1972 Neidhart; IV+P/36)
LAUSANNE: Cathédrale
      (2003 Fisk; V+P/102)

Day 8 - Monday, May 19
LAUSANNE: St. Francois, Eglise réformée
      Hauptorgel (1777 Scherrer-1995 Kuhn; V+P/75)
      Orgue de choeur (1990 Formantelli; I+P/9)
GENEVA: Cathédrale
      Grand orgue (1965 Metzler; IV+P/67)
      Chapel of the Maccabees (1888 Walcker; II+P/10)

Day 9 - Tuesday, May 20
LUTRY: Reformed Temple, Zimmer
      (1791-1975 Füglister; III+P/38)
VALERE: Basilica
      (1435 Anonymous; I+P/8)
SION: Cathedral
      (1988 Füglister; III+P/49)
LEUK: Ringackerkapelle
      (1805 Carlen meantone ; I+P/11)

Day 10 - Wednesday, May 21
RECKINGEN: Geburt Mariens Kirche
     (1746 Carlen ; I+P/15)
MÜNSTER: Maria Himmelfahrt Kirche
     (1685 Anonymous ; II+P/19)
MEGGEN: Schloss Meggenhorn
LUCERNE: Hofkirche, St. Leodegar
     (1977 Kuhn ; V+P/84)

Day 11 - Thursday, May 22
LUCERNE: Jesuit Church
     (1984 Metzler; III+P/39)
LUCERNE: Franziskanerkirche St. Maria in der Au
     (1988 Goll; III+P/33)
HORW: St. Katharina
     (1996 Goll, III/43)

Day 12 – Friday, May 23
ZUG: Stadkirche
     (1995 Goll; III+P/35)
ZUG: St. Oswald
     (1762 Bossart – Metzler 1972; II+P/27)
THALWIL: Protestant Church
     (1865 Haas – 1989 Thomas Itten; II+P/16)
     (1946 Kuhn; III+P/49)
ZURICH: Grossmünster:
     Hauptorgel (1960 Metzler ; IV+P/66)
     Sacristy (1987 Kuhn ; II+P/5)
     Helferkapelle (1754 Wendelin ; I/6)
ZURICH: Fraumünster
     (1912 Kuhn-1953 Genf ; IV+P/79)
ZURICH: S. Josef
     (1966 Metzler ; III+P/38)
     (1925 Louis Debierre)

Day 13 - Saturday, May 24
ZURICH: Bühlkirche
     (1897 Goll; III+P/44)
EINSIEDELN: Einsiedeln Abbey
     Main Organ (1994 Mathis; IV+P/62)
     Marien Organ (1988 Mathis; III+P/34)
     Choir Organ (1754 Bossart-1985 Mathis; II+P/29)
ZURICH: Neumünster – former Tonhalle organ
     (1881 Goll-1995 Kuhn; III+P/52)

Day 14 - Sunday, May 25 (return to US)