FMCS Boston 2010
26 and 27 February
All paper sessions will be held at the School of Theology, 745 Commonwealth Avenue. Sessions will be held in Room 325 on the third floor and the Oxnam Room on the ground level. Both rooms are accessible by stairs or elevator and are handicapped-accessible.
Registration packets will be available outside Room 325 beginning Thursday afternoon; walk-in registration will also be possible in the same location.
On Friday evening, a concert of organ and sacred vocal music will take place in the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, 1400 Washington Street, in the historic South End of Boston. The concert will feature the Chamber Choir of Mount Holyoke College directed by Miguel Felipe and organist Andrew Shenton playing the famous 1875 Hook and Hastings organ Opus 801. This instrument comprises 101 ranks over 3 manuals and pedal. Among the more notable features of this instrument are imported reeds from Zimmerman of Paris, bold mixtures, cornets and a Tuba Mirabilis made in the Hook factory. This instrument exists in a mechanically altered state having been electrified, however; it largely remains tonally original. Conference attendees will have a chance to see and play the organ in the gallery after the concert.