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Organ Artists Series
Concert Photo

Organist Olivier Latry,
titular organist of Notre Dame de Paris,
in performance at
Calvary Episcopal Church
in Pittsburgh for an
Organ Artists Series concert.

Olivier Latry in 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.

Monthly updates of local concerts and events are listed in the Noteworthy Events section of the regular Chapter Newsletter. Planned season schedules are listed at Concert and Recital series.

Check the Pictures of Recent Events for some great pictures of recent concerts and meetings!

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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. To The New Guild Season!
By Donna Groom - Sub-Dean (

Are you ready for the best year ever? It is a pleasure to serve you! The program committee along with myself, would like to thank you for your help and suggestions in this upcoming year of planning. I trust that you had a refreshing summer and that you’re ready to gear up for lots of music and socializing. There is so much yet to do with the upcoming regional convention, so I will be taking notes throughout this year to be ahead of the game for next year’s programming. It is not too early to make suggestions.
The September 22, 2014, meeting will be at First English Lutheran Church, 615 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 412.471.8125.
I am honored to introduce our distinguished guest. Volodymyr  Koshuba, from the Ukranian city of Kiev, will not only perform, but speak to us about his life and experiences in his homeland and abroad. He graduated from the Kiev State Conservatory with a distinguished prize in piano only to return for an additional five years to study organ with Professor Hugo Lepnurm, a noted student of Marcel Dupre. He has concertized extensively all over the world and has been awarded numerous titles and honors. We welcome him and look forward to hearing his stories and music.
I am also looking forward to seeing you and hearing your stories and music! I would like to thank Cynthia Pock and First English Lutheran Church for graciously hosting the event.
Please take note of the changes for reservations that will be explained in detail in this newsletter.

Chapter Programs - 2014-2015
Date                             Location                                                 Program
22-Sep-2014       First Lutheran, Downtown       Volodymyr Koshuba-Lecture/Recital
27-Oct-2014       Saint Paul, Oakland                  Haig Mardirosian-Vox Humana Live
17-Nov-2014      Mount Lebanon Methodist      Don Wilkins, Hindemith Sonata #1
29-Dec-2014       Ed Halo's house                         Holiday Party
26-Jan-2015       Wallace Memorial, S. Hills     Local Composers-Approachable
23-Feb-2015       Church of the Redeemer           Duquesne Students-Jenkins Tribute
23-Mar-2015      Ben Avon Community Church  Penny Anderson-Hymnody, Early
American Hymnody.
27-Apr-2015       Saint Andrew, Highland Park  Eric Plutz-Hymn Playing-in Different                                                                                     Styles
18-May-2015     Mount Lebanon Lutheran         Docent lecture-Pittsburgh Music                                                                                         Heritage

The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul. -- Johann Sebastian Bach









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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 (the Dinner Reservations link above/left) or contact 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!