Hymn Sing 2016

Join others who love to sing the old hymns for an unforgettable experience! The annual “Hymn Sing by the Sea” at George Washington Inn and Estate will take place on July 30, 2016 at 2 PM. Further details to be announced.

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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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Hymn Sing by the Sea

“O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.” Psalm 95:1Hymn Sing Flyer 04282014

“…in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.” Ephesians 5:19

Enjoy America’s rich hymn heritage in an inaugural Hymn Sing, directed by internationally know hymn writer and musician, Dr. Frank Garlock. Bring along your lawn chairs, sit back on the oceanfront inn’s front lawn at the peak of the lavender season and enjoy some beautiful music from George Washington’s day to the present.

Location: George Washington Inn and Washington Lavender Farm, 939 Finn Hall Rd., Port Angeles, WA 98362

Date: July 26, 2014

Time: 4:00 PM

“Hymn Sing by the Sea” – poster for download/printing  (Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″)

 

 

Frank Garlock to lead International Hymn Sing on July 26, 2014

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Dr. Frank Garlock is an internationally-known musician, composer, and conductor.

He is recognized in both the sacred and secular fields for music which is of the highest quality. His compositions have been performed around the world by professional choirs and instrumental groups, and his performing ensembles have received recognition from such groups as the Music Educators National Convention and the International Trombone Workshop.

He received his undergraduate training at Bob Jones University and completed his graduate degree at the Eastman School of Music. He has taught at several colleges including Bob Jones University where he founded and directed the thirty-member Trombone Choir, the Faculty Brass Quintet, and the Vesper Choir. He also was the chairman of the Music Theory Department at Bob Jones University, and composed film music in addition to conducting several opera performances.

He founded the sacred music master’s degree program at Pensacola Christian College which trains musicians from all over the world, thereby helping mature musicians to use their talents more effectively wherever they serve.

Dr. Garlock has been a board member of The Wilds Christian Camp and Conference Center since 1971. He served as the music director in the early years of the camp.

As the founder and president of Majesty Music, Inc., he has developed and directed one of the largest independent publishing companies for church music in the country. Under his leadership, Majesty Music has produced well over 100 recordings and publications for every aspect of church music. Missionaries have translated much of the vocal music into multiple languages, and it ministers to people in every part of the globe. Dr. and Mrs. Garlock have written many songs together, as well as cantatas for Easter, Christmas, and other special holidays.

Dr. Garlock established the Majesty MusiCollege, a seminar program for church musicians that provides musical training in every facet of church music ministries. This seminar reaches over 500 musicians each year.

In 1997, Dr. Garlock produced Majesty Hymns, a hymnal with over 600 hymns, gospel songs, and choruses, with additional medleys, choral descants, and extensive indexes.

He has produced several DVD/video series including The Language of Music, Pop Goes the Music, and The Nature of Music. These series have instructed and ministered to churches, Christian schools, and families around the world.

In 1992, Dr. Garlock co-authored a book with Kurt Woetzel, entitled Music in the Balance. This book has proved to be an important resource that examines what Scripture says about how we are to fulfill the Lord’s admonition to sing a new song to Him.

Dr. Garlock was in Jacmel, Haiti during the devastating earthquake of 2010. He has since written a book entitled Haiti: A Time for Miracles that recounts the many miraculous events that God orchestrated to protect and provide for him and others in the days following the earthquake.

In 2012, he wrote his autobiography, I Being in the Way, the Lord Led Me. As Dr. Garlock meditated on the idea, he realized that the events of his life were not really about him, but about his Savior. From childhood until now, he has joyfully proclaimed Jesus Christ through music and preaching. His prayer is that the book will inspire and encourage readers to use their God-given talents for the Lord.

The Garlocks continue to serve the Lord, traveling to conferences and presenting music seminars in churches and schools. At 83 years of age, Dr. Frank Garlock remains full of energy and enthusiasm. We look forward to his valuable role in the inaugural international hymn sing at the Washington Music Festival on July 26, 2014.

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The festival expands

After a successful launch this year, the Washington Music Festival will spill over into two weekends next summer. The 3rd weekend of July 2014 will feature various ensembles playing beautiful Baroque music and other popular music of George Washington’s day, and the 4th weekend in July will host an International Hymn Sing, featuring the Dutch organ prodigy, Gert van Hoef, on his North American debut.

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All of this music will be coming at the peak of the lavender season at Washington Lavender Farm and wildflowers that bloom in fields surrounding George Washington Inn. Don’t miss this exciting time. Why not make plans to be with us? The inn isn’t as grand as the Schonbrunn … but imagine the music festival in a setting like this, surrounded by snow-capped mountains and blue ocean waters.

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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Rehearsals at the inn

Calling all participants. Rehearsals will be taking place with maestro Dewey Ehling at George Washington Inn on Monday evenings, July 8 and 15 from 7 – 9 PM. This will allow the ensembles to get acquainted with the facility.

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The inaugural Washington Music Festival will take place this summer at George Washington Inn and Estate on Friday and Saturday, July 19-20, 2013 from 2-5 PM. It will include various  ensembles playing music reminiscent of the era when our nation began. Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic basket. Sit back and enjoy some beautiful baroque music from George Washington’s day. Click here for more info on tickets, etc.

Bach reinvented

Perhaps the world’s longest xylophone.

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A little Bach goes a long way! It’s still being enjoyed in ways he would never have imagined. How many years later? 263 years and counting.

Come join us this summer for some more Bach at the inaugural Washington Music Festival – July 19-21 at George Washington Inn and Estate! You will find baroque music wrapped up in an exciting new package.