Join us for Hymn Sing by the Sea!

Hymn Sing by the Sea Event

GWI Hymn Sing 2018Come 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.

Jim Giger
Baritone Jim Giger
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2nd Annual Washington Music Festival has begun!

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!

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A great day!

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.

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Countdown

A busy week has begun as players hold another practice on site at George Washington Inn. The French horns came early to practice.

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The piazza’s acoustics were perfect for a concentrated practice.

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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!

The first practice session

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.

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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.

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