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.
Improvising at Saint Paul's For February 22nd
By Nathan Carterette - Sub-Dean (email@example.com)
February's meeting will be at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in Mount Lebanon. We will be visited by the wonderful Justin Bischof, Director of Music at the Church of St James the Less in New York City. He is also the Artistic Director of the Canadian Chamber Orchestra of New York and the Modus Opera Company. He will be presenting two events in conjunction with our Chapter.
On Saturday, February 20th, Justin will give a masterclass on improvisation at 9:30AM at Saint Paul's. If you are interested in improving your improvisation skills please consider signing up for this class. You can sign up by emailing me, your Sub-Dean.
On Monday, February 22nd for our Guild meeting he will present a talk and workshop on improvisation and conclude with one just for us. He will be taking themes from the audience in advance.
For the Monday meeting our caterer, Clint, has prepared a menu of salad, pork cutlets, turkey with gravy, root vegetables and crumb cake. Everything sounds amazing. See you there at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, 1066 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15228-2061 412.531.7153.
Pittsburgh Goes National!
In the summer of 2015 organists from the northeast region of the US met in Pittsburgh, PA, to attend the AGO Regional Convention which the Pittsbugh Chapter hosted here.
Listen to a performance from the convention which was played at Calvary Episcopal Church.
We are honored that National AGO organization is using this video as promotional material.
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!