Organist Olivier Latry, titular organist of Notre Dame de Paris, in performance at Calvary Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh for an
Organ Artists Series concert.
The Organ Artists Series (OAS) Committee hosts world-renowned performers at concerts in Pittsburgh several times each year. Over a hundred organists have visited Pittsburgh in the past 35+ years under the sponsorship of this series. Visit that link for information about these special concerts.
The purpose of the American Guild of Organists is to promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles, to encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music, and to provide a forum for mutual support, inspiration, education, and certification of Guild members.
Holiday Party – Mix and Mingle
By Donna Groom - Sub-Dean (email@example.com)
Mix and mingle with a jinglin’ beat. That’s the jingle bell holiday party coming up on Monday, December 29th,2014, at the home of Ed Halo. He’s conveniently located at 3574 McClure Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15212-2172 412.766.6324. Travel time from downtown Pittsburgh is about 10 minutes to Brighton Heights – just four or five blocks up the hill from the McKees Rocks bridge off Ohio River Boulevard.
The party starts at 6:30! If you’ve never experienced the holiday party, you won’t want to miss the fun and merriment. The restored Victorian home of our gracious host is absolutely grand, filled with beautiful antiques and warm surroundings with plenty of room to mingle! There will be hors d’oeuvres and libations to delight the palette as well as singing and relaxing. You can sit in the parlor and chat, tinker at the piano in the reception room, munch in the dining room and just wander around and have a relaxing time. It’s a welcome treat after all the hard work of getting ready for Christmas both at home and at church. You deserve it! (Feel free to wear your Santa hat or best holiday tie!)
Reservations need to be in by December 20th so mark your calendars and get ready for a fabulous time. Thanks Ed……we look forward to attending!
To all of you my treasured colleagues have a Blessed and Peaceful Christmas!
Attention Students and Teachers Organ Competition & Scholarship Opportunity
The Winston-Salem (NC) Chapter of the AGO has announced its 4th annual High School Organ Festival & Competition, co-sponsored by the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
The competition is open to any high school senior or younger who has not previously won the competition’s First Prize. In addition to cash prizes and potential scholarships, all prize winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Hymn Prize) will receive a copy of one of the eight volumes of Bach works published by Wayne Leupold Editions, compliments of the publisher.
A CD Recording and application is due (received) by 19-Dec-2014.
Never come to a Chapter meeting before? Worried that it's stuffy and you won't know anyone? Don't know why you should come?
Be just and fear not! The Pittsburgh AGO Chapter is a friendly group that starts off the meeting with chit-chat around 6PM and has a wonderful buffet dinner every month (only $18). Dieting? Skip the dinner and come for the program; it's free and a benefit to you as a member.
Reservations are required if you're coming to the dinner in advance (10 days); you can make one at www.pitago.org (the Dinner Reservations link above/left) or contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more information or to make your reservation.
Do something different in the New Year and come to the meeting - you'll be glad you did!