Willard Memorial Chapel

 Upcoming Events

    Sunday October 1, 2017 @ 2:00pm-
(rain date Sunday October 8, 2017)


Fort Hill Cemetery Historical Guided Tour 

Remembering the People That Made Auburn “History’s Hometown”

Presented by Laurel Auchampaugh


Please join historian and guide Laurel Auchampaugh for a fascinating tour of the beautiful Fort Hill Cemetery overlooking downtown Auburn.  Its hilltop location, fortified many centuries ago by the mound building peoples of North America, later was reputed to be the site of an important Cayuga council seat and village. The cemetery grounds were dedicated on July 7, 1852.  The Bradley Memorial Chapel located on cemetery grounds was completed in 1893, a gift in memory of Silas L. Bradley.

 

On the tour you will learn about the lives of several prominent citizens who are buried there.  The first man buried at Fort Hill was Judge Elijah Miller.  He was the father-in-law of William H. Seward (U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Senator, NY Governor), who is also buried there with his wife, daughter and granddaughter.  You can pay your respects to abolitionist and humanitarian Harriet Tubman, to members of the Osborne, Willard and Case families and to many others who contributed to local and American history.  A 50-foot obelisk is dedicated to the memory of Chief Logan, renowned Cayuga sachem, statesman orator and warrior. 

 

Tour tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students, no charge for age 6 and under.  Tickets may be purchased at the time of the tour or in advance at the Willard Chapel office, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn, NY during business hours, Tuesday through Friday from 10 AM – 4 PM.  Please call (315) 252-0339 for more information.  This tour is sponsored by the Community Preservation Committee.  Proceeds will benefit the Willard Memorial Chapel. 



   Thursday, October 5, 2017 @ 6:00pm –
Chef’s Night
      Tickets may be purchsed online using the
  PayPal Button Below!

Single or Table of 10
Join us for Willard Chapel’s Corning Glass Bus Tour

 

 

Where – Corning Museum of Glass and Rockwell Museum in Corning NY

When – Monday October 16, 2017

Time – 9am – 6pm, departs at Willard Chapel

Cost - $60/person

 

We will depart from Willard Chapel, 17 Nelson St, Auburn on Monday, October 16, 2017, at 9:00am on an Onondaga Coach bus.

 

Our first stop will be at Corning Museum of Glass (www.CMOG.org) where you can choose a self guided tour or have one of the docents take you on a two hour group tour. While you are there don’t miss the first-ever exhibition focused solely on the stunning glass mosaics of Louis Comfort Tiffany and be sure to leave time for the 20 minute live glass demonstration!! The museum features exciting exhibitions, hands on activities, live demonstrations, on site eateries, a huge Museum store and FREE SHUTTLE to Corning, New York’s historic downtown

 

From there you can have a bite to eat on your own at the museum cafe or hop on the free shuttle and head downtown to the historic Gaffer District (www.gafferdistrict.com).

 

While in the Gaffer District you can choose to shop in dozens of locally-owned and national brand stores meant to make your shopping experience unforgettable or eat lunch at one of more than 45 dining options that will satisfy even the most dedicated foodie.  Make sure to leave time to visit the Rockwell Museum (www.rockwellmuseum.org), admission is included with the price of your ticket. The Rockwell Museum is the only Smithsonian Affiliate in Upstate New York. Experience the story of America through fine art. Explore the beauty of the American Landscape, the history inside Native American artifacts, and the innovations of contemporary American artists.

 

Take the shuttle back to the Corning Museum by 4:30pm for departure and arrive back at the Willard Chapel at 6:00pm

You can book your ticket online by clicking on the PayPal button below or mail a check made out to CPC for $60/person to Willard Chapel, 17 Nelson St, Auburn, NY 13021. For more info call 315-252-0339.

 



All events Sundays at 2pm, admission $10 per person unless otherwise noted.  Children 12 and Under are Admitted Free.  Refreshments served during a brief Intermission.  Main parking lot off Nelson Street; fully accessible entrance & additional parking off Seymour Street.
                             

 

HYMNS that your grandma knew

like you never heard before!

played on the Willard Chapel Organ

by

Kip Coerper, ChM.

 

Sunday, Oct 29 at 2PM

 

to benefit

 

CAYUGA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

 

suggested donation - $10

 

Kip Coerper moved to Skaneateles in 2010. He is Choirmaster at St. James' Episcopal Church, where his wife, Becky, is Rector. In addition, he is a founding Board member of the LPM Program (Leadership Program for Musicians in Small Churches) in Central New York.  Kip is also Music Director of the MasterWorks Chorale of CNY – a 70 voice singing group.  In addition teaches piano and voice.

                After graduating from the College of Wooster in Ohio with a Bachelor of Music degree (majoring in organ and choral conducting), he spent 20 years as a high school choral music teacher and served as Organist/Choirmaster in several churches.  During those years he studied at Westminster Choir College, the Hartt School of Music, and Catholic University of America.  He has received the Service Playing and Choirmaster Certificates from the American Guild of Organists.  Kip has also been bass soloist for major choral works.  He has studied choral conducting with Joe Miller and James Jordan at Westminster Choir College.

                Along with musical endeavors, Kip keeps busy volunteering for Habitat for Humanity.  He has taken six trips to El Salvador to work with Habitat, and he regularly volunteers with Cayuga County Habitat, where he is co-president and volunteer coordinator.  Donations for this program will support Cayuga County Habitat For Humanity

2017 Tiffany Concert Series

 


Excelsior Cornet Band,

Tunes and Tales of the Civil War – Civil War Band Concert

When: Sunday October 22, 2017

Time: 2 pm

Where: Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn, N.Y. 13021

 

 

 The Willard Chapel is proud to announce that The Excelsior Cornet Band will perform on Sunday, October 22, 2017 as part of our Tiffany Sunday Series. The Excelsior Cornet Band will present “Tunes and Tales of the Civil War”, a concert of Civil War music and stories about the events and personalities of the war led by Jeff Stockham. The Excelsior Cornet Band performs on original Civil War brass band instruments.

The concert benefits the Community Preservation Committee’s care of the Willard Memorial Chapel. Admission is $10 per person at the door. The Chapel is handicap accessible through its north entrance off Seymour Street.
 
Tickets may be purchased at Willard Chapel, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn, NY during our regular office hours Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm or call 315-252-0339.

 


Susan May’s Musical Tribute to Veterans, Nov 12th 
(Special admission….Veterans and students $5, children under 5 free)




MasterWorks Chorale Chamber Singers

When: Sunday December 3, 2017

Time: 2 pm

Where: Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn, N.Y. 13021
 

 The Willard Chapel is proud to present The MasterWorks Chorale to perform on Sunday December 3rd, 2017. MasterWorks Chorale chamber singers will offer a cappella choral music from the Renaissance through the 20th century, including Christmas Carols. The music director, Kip Coerper, ChM. will also play the historic Willard Chapel organ. These singers have the power to lift spirits and transform lives through the communal expression of great music.

 The concert benefits the Community Preservation Committee’s care of the Willard Memorial

Chapel. Admission is $10 per person at the door. The Chapel is handicap accessible through its north entrance off Seymour Street.

 Tickets may be purchased at Willard Chapel, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn, NY during our regular office hours Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm or call 315-252-0339.

 

 

Tiffany Concert / Event Tickets  Available  at Willard Memorial  Chapel

17 Nelson St. Auburn, NY 13021

Tuesday– Friday 10am to 4pm or Call 315-252-0339 (cash or check only)

(Air conditioned in summer months)

         

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