In 2019, Partners for Sacred Places collaborated with Astral and Play On Philly (POP) to organize a series of family-friendly, community concerts at St. Mary’s. In the weeks before these concerts, Astral Artists mentored the POP students during four short residency visits, building musical skills and relationships between student musicians and world-class artists. Each concert was preceded by child-friendly Experience Stations, designed to welcome us all to learn more about the pipe organ.
All are welcomed to watch a wonderful, short documentary about the series and about the renovation of St. Mary’s historic Aeolian-Skinner organ! This video, and additional footage from the concert series, can be viewed at Playing and Preserving’s website.