First Church, Marlborough Street, Boston
First Church In Boston
66 Marlborough St.
Boston, MA 02116
Directions, and parking in the Boston Common Garage
First Church, located in Boston's Back Bay, has a four-century old history. It's beautiful sanctuary (below) offers excellent acoustics, and features a beautiful Steinway piano, enveloped in a unique architectural surrounding.
For more information , visit their website at www.firstchurchboston.org
Other venues where Calliope has performed:
Old West Church, Cambridge Street, Boston
On Easter 1971, Old West Church dedicated its then-new Fisk organ. During May and June of 2000, C. B. Fisk, Inc., performed extensive restoration, updating of controls, and cleaning. This organ is considered by many to be the finest of its genre in America. Its musical qualities have been praised by many of the world’s greatest organists, who have taken great delight in playing it. Old West Church’s Fisk organ is considered to be the quintessence of Charles Fisk’s work. Since 1974, Yuko Hayashi has been our Director of Music and, as long-time Head of the organ department of the New England Conservatory of Music, has worked to secure the reputation of our Fisk organ as one of the outstanding instruments for worship and performance, alike.
For more information and directions to Old West Church, visit their website at www.oldwestchurch.org.
Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, Harvard University
Sanders Theatre is part of the greater Memorial Hall at Harvard University.
In 1865, Harvard sanctioned construction of a memorial to the Harvard alumni that had fought for the Union cause in the Civil War. It was suggested that the proposed memorial take the form of a building, one that would not only testify to the heroism of those who fell but also meet the college's urgent and practical needs for a theatre and a gathering space for alumni. An astounding amount of money was raised in just three years, including a substantial contribution by Charles Sanders, class of 1802.
For more information and directions to Sanders Theatre please visit their website at www.fas.harvard.edu/~memhall/concept
Marsh Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Marsh Chapel sits at the heart of the Boston University campus.
It boasts the Casavant Organ Opus 2000, installed when the Chapel was built in 1950. The organ is judged to be one of the finest in this part of the country, and is especially noted for its high quality and appropriateness of sound in performing French Romantic organ literature.
The organ is an essential part of the architectural design of the Chapel's interior. The organ screens include several carved panels, featuring figures of bells, a lyre, clef scrolls, and music staffs. The central panels depict St. Gregory, the namesake of Gregorian chant, with a dove on his shoulder and holding a monochord; as well as St. Cecilia, patron saint of music, holding a portable organ. The role of music in the Church and in Marsh Chapel is also evident in the two newel posts flanking the choir stalls, on which are carved the heads of Georg Friedrich Handel and Johann Sebastian Bach.
For more information and directions to Marsh Chapel please visit their website at