Accommodations & Venues
DoubleTree Philadelphia City Center will serve as our primary venue. We have been able to secure an ALCM conference rate of $129/night. To ensure that you receive that rate, make your reservations as soon as possible. When you begin your reservation process, select the “Attendee” option. Use this link to make your reservation and receive the ALCM rate.
Coming early or staying on after the conference? The $129/night ALCM rate is available from June 30 through July 12. Limited availability; book now to secure the reduced rate!
Our gathering Eucharist will be in the historic Christ Church, Philadelphia, founded in 1695 and in its current building, a part of Independence National Historical Park, since 1744. It is considered one of the finest Georgian structures in America and houses a stunning new Fisk organ dedicated in 2018.
More than one event will take place in Holy Trinity Church, Rittenhouse Square, a short walk from our hotel. Just after the Civil War this church’s rector, The Rev. Phillips Brooks, and his organist, Lewis Redner, created the beloved Christmas hymn “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” A fine mural depicting the “little town” graces the chancel. The church also is home to the first carillon in North America (hung in 1882) and one of the finest collections of stained glass in the United States. The gallery organ, Möller Opus 8128, is a fixture of the Philadelphia organ scene and is currently being relocated to Holy Trinity from a neighboring church.
Thursday evening’s concert featuring Choral Arts Philadelphia will take place at Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral. The Cathedral is home to the newly restored and augmented Whitelegg-Möller Organ, Opus 6425, which comprises seven divisions with four manuals and 55 ranks of pipes, including three nave divisions at the west end of the Cathedral.
Our week will end in the welcoming and gracious Trinity Lutheran Church in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. Trinity is a large and active ELCA parish with a very busy music program. Its sanctuary is warm and flooded with natural light, traditional and contemporary!