Come and enjoy an old-fashioned hymn sing at the seventh annual “Hymn Sing by the Sea” to be held at 2 PM on Saturday, July 25, 2020 outside on the front lawn of George Washington Inn and Estate, an oceanfront B&B inn, and Washington Lavender Farm. This annual hymn sing is part of the inn’s focus on traditional sacred and gospel music through an annual series of sacred and classical concerts and events, which have become known as the Washington Music Festival. Baritone Jim Giger will lead the song service with piano and organ accompaniment. Plenty of outside space is available for social distancing and to provide safety for your health due to any coronavirus concerns.
Favorite Hymns (click here to download a copy or the song booklet)
Some of your favorites included: Praise the Savior, O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing, Fairest Lord Jesus, Lead Me to Calvary, Glory to His Name, Heaven Came Down and Glory Filled My Soul, I Will Sing of My Redeemer, Victory in Jesus, Blessed Assurance, All That Thrills My Soul is Jesus. There are many more old favorites that you may remember and will love to sing again.
Come join us for our annual “Hymn Sing by the Sea”! Baritone Jim Giger will be with us again. For more than a decade now Jim has sung the National Anthem and God Bless America for the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Our annual Hymn Sing is held on the last Saturday afternoon of July on the inn’s front lawn. Join us for a couple of hours as we sing together some of the old hymns of the faith accompanied by the inn’s organ and grand piano. There is no admission fee for this event. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and bring the whole family to enjoy an afternoon of beautiful music.
The shipment of hymnals just arrived at the inn for the upcoming “Hymn Sing by the Sea”. Make plans to enjoy this summer event at George Washington Inn and Washington Lavender Farm at the peak of the summer season in the heart of America’s Provence.
It was a great day for a Baroque concert on the front lawn of George Washington Inn! With so much happening on the farm, the music was heavenly as the orchestra’s beautiful sounds reached throughout the grounds. Bach, Handel and Corelli would have been proud. Maestro Dewey Ehling and many musicians from the Port Townsend Community Orchestra came out to make it all come together in perfect harmony!
What a day! Many people listened to beautiful baroque and patriotic music from George Washington’s era as they soaked in the sunshine on a gorgeous day at the George Washington Inn and Estate. Maestro Dewey and his orchestra played for the enjoyment of contented and happy attendees who also enjoyed the annual farm tour festivities.
A busy week has begun as players hold another practice on site at George Washington Inn. The French horns came early to practice.
The piazza’s acoustics were perfect for a concentrated practice.
Don’t miss the inaugural event this coming Saturday, July 20 at 11 AM. The host, Washington Lavender Farm, is on the grounds of the George Washington Inn and Estate and hosts its annual farm tour which is an integral part of the Sequim Lavender Farm Faire. George Washington, himself, will be there!
An evening practice session was held at the inn which gave players an opportunity to polish up their music and get familiar with their beautiful surroundings. It also allowed the director to check the sound. Maestro Dewey Ehling loved the way the music carried across the lawn.
As the evening progressed the practice session moved inside the Great Room of George Washington Inn. It was a productive session and everyone enjoyed their time invested in preparing for the inaugural Washington Music Festival. If you had been listening you would have heard baroque music interspersed with some patriotic music that George Washington would have recognized. The inn’s walls reverberated with the incredible music of Bach and Handel and made it sound like a Stradivarius.