CNY Episcopal Churches Offer Special Music on Sacred Sites Open House Weekend

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image above: Open doors at Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church in downtown Binghamton.

Over 140 churches, synagogues and meeting houses throughout New York State—including many CNY Episcopal churches—will open their doors on May 5th and 6th for the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s annual Sacred Sites Open House Weekend. Spend a day or two exploring beautiful religious architecture, enjoying special music, and learning about these institutions’ important cultural and social programs.

This year’s theme, Sacred Sounds and Settings, focuses on music and artistic performance in sacred space. Churches are also offering tours and other special activities. Following is a list of Episcopal churches in the Diocese of Central New York that are participating in the event, including special concerts and performances:

 

Binghamton: Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church

Architect or Builder: Lacey & Bartoo
Style: Victorian Gothic
Date: 1895-1897
Address: 44 Main Street, Binghamton, NY 13905
Hours: Sunday, May 6th, 12:00–3:00 p.m.

Musical offerings include English choral music and an organ demonstration with traditional Episcopal service music led by Timothy Smith, Organist and Choirmaster for Trinity Memorial Church.
More information.

Cazenovia: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

Architect or Builder: Richard Upjohn
Style: Gothic Revival
Date: 1844
Address: 10 Mill Street, Cazenovia, NY 13035
Hours: Saturday, May 5th, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 6th, 2:00-6:00 p.m.

Featuring an organ concert with organist Glenn Kime on Sunday, May 6th at 4:00 p.m. with a reception to follow. Kime is University Organist and Choral Accompanist for Colgate University and Director of Music for May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society in Syracuse. The concert will feature the works of Buxtehude and Bach, Armenian composers Pinkham, Near and Virgil Thomson and the French virtuoso Alexandre Guilmant
More information.

Clinton: St. James’ Episcopal Church

Architect or Builder: Henry M. Dudley
Style: Carpenter Gothic
Date: 1865
Address: 9 Williams Street, Clinton, NY 13323
Hours: Saturday, May 5th, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 6th, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

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Elmira: Grace Episcopal Church

Architect or Builder: Otis Dockstader
Style: Gothic Revival
Date: 1906
Address: 375 West Church Street, Elmira, NY 14901
Hours: Saturday, May 5th, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 6th, 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

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Johnson City: All Saints’ Episcopal Church

Style: English Country Style
Date: 1918
Address: 475 Main Street, Johnson City, NY 13790
Hours: Sunday, May 6th, 11:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

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New Berlin: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Style: Gothic Revival
Date: 1827
Address: 40 South Main Street, New Berlin, NY 13411
Hours: Saturday, May 5th, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 6th, 12:00–2:00 p.m.

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Syracuse: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Architect or Builder: Henry M. Dudley
Style: French Gothic Revival
Date: 1885-1907, est. 1826
Address: 220 East Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY 13202
Hours: Saturday, May 5th, 1:00–4:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 6th, 12:00–1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. concert

There will be a Symphoria Concert at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 6th. This concert is part of Symphoria’s Casual Concert series, featuring guitarist Kenneth Meyer performing “Fantasia para ungentilhombre.” Tickets may be secured from the Symphoria Box Office at (315) 299-5598.
More information.

Syracuse: Church of the Saviour

Architect or Builder: Ralph Adams Cram and Asa Merrick
Style: Victorian Gothic
Date: 1891, 1912
Address: 437 James Street, Syracuse, NY 13203
Hours: Saturday, May 5th, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 6th, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

On Saturday, May 5th at 12:00 p.m. there will be a short organ recital and demonstration, followed at 12:45 p.m. by an historic Eucharist celebration from the first Prayer Book of 1549.
More information.

Utica: Grace Episcopal Church

Architect or Builder: Richard Upjohn
Style: Gothic Revival
Date: 1854
Address: 193 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13501
Hours: Saturday, May 5th, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

More information.

 

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