Pipes on the Plaza

Pipes on the Plaza 2024 Organ Concert Series

Join us on Tuesday, February 27th for a free concert

Listen to the glorious sounds of one of the world’s largest pipe organs, featuring celebrated organists. You are welcome to join a tour of The Mother Church after the concert.

Concert Program

Évocation, Poeme Symphonique, Op. 37—Marcel Dupré (1886 – 1971)

Deux Arabesques, L. 66—Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918)
I. Andantino – transcr. Helmut Michael Brand (b. 1952)

Suite breve (2021) (based upon the hymn tune SURSUM CORDA) — Tom Trenney (b. 1977)
I. Petit Plein-jeu
II. Andantino cantabile
III. Scherzetto
IV. Quickstep
V. Toccata brevis
VI. Benediction

Sinfonia from Cantata BWV 29 — Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

transcr. Harvey Grace (1874-1944)

“Ich steh mit einem Fuß im Grabe” from Cantata BWV 156 — Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
transcribed for simultaneous violin and organ performance by David von Behren (b. 1994)

Évocation II (2017)— George Baker (b. 1951)

David von Behren

Dr. David von Behren
Assistant University Organist and Choirmaster of the Memorial Church at Harvard University

Tuesday, February 27th | 12:15 - 12:45 p.m.
Auditorium of The Mother Church Extension

The First Church of Christ, Scientist
250 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


Upcoming Performances

Check back for details before each performance. 

  • Tuesday, April 9 – Ross Wood, Associate Organist at Parish of All Saints, Ashmont

  • Tuesday, June 11 – Jerrick Cavagnaro, Associate Director of Music at Trinity Church Boston

  • Tuesday, August 13 – Amanda Mole, Concert Organist

  • Monday, October 14 – Bryan Ashley, Organist of The Mother Church

  • Tuesday, December 31 – First Night, Boston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists

Getting here

  • Public transportation via Green and Orange MBTA lines, the MBTA Commuter Rail via Back Bay Station, and bus.

  • Paid parking available in the Christian Science Plaza garage at 235 Huntington Avenue.