Division of Organ and Church Music

European Organ
Study Tour VI

KU European Organ Study Tour VI:
The South of France May 20 - June 2 , 2014

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Switzerland-Southern France-Germany, 2007

May 22 - June 4

In the summer of 2007, students, alumni, and friends of the KU Division of Organ and Church Music will be traveling throughout Northern Switzerland, Alsace-Lorraine, and Germany, seeing many of the great cathedrals, playing and hearing wonderful organs, and spending time at some of Europe's leading tourist attractions. The instruments include examples of French and Germanic organ building from the baroque to the twenty-first century, with an emphasis on organs appropriate to the music of Buxtehude and Bach.

Added attractions include the Marc Chagall windows in Zurich, the wonderful 'Isenheim Alterpiece' of Grunewald, a tour through the Kern organ building shop, liturgies in Strasbourg Cathedral and at Bach's church in Leipzig, and time to explore some of Europe's most richly rewarding cultural centers. While this may not be possible on each occasion, our goal is for every tour member to play all the organs on the tour.

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